Sion Sono (Film director)

Sion Sono

Sion Sono is a filmmaker and poet from Aichi Prefecture. He got his start making avant-garde 8 mm films and performing his poetry in live performances. He also appeared as an actor in Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf, a 2001 movie by legendary filmmaker Teruo Ishii. However, Sono didn’t gain international acclaim until the release of his smash hit horror movie, Suicide Club, which was released at the peak of the J-horror boom.

Sono was represented by Dongyu Club until he was expelled from the company in December 2012 following his unexpected absence at the Dubai International Film Festival. He later cited “extreme mental fatigue” as his reason for not showing up.

Native name
園子温 (SONO Shion)
Occupation
Film director
Birthplace
Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture
Born
December 18, 1961 (age 54)
Debuted
1985

Personal

  • Given name is pronounced, and often transliterated as "Shion"

Filmography as director

Year Movie
2015 Shinjuku Swan
2014 Tokyo Tribes
2013 Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
2012 The Land of Hope
2012 Himizu
2011 Guilty of Romance
2010 Cold Fish
2009 Be Sure To Share
2008 Love Exposure
2005 Strange Circus
2005 Noriko’s Dinner Table
2001 Suicide Club
1997 Keiko Desu Kedo
1995 Bad Film
1993 The Room
1990 Bicycle Sighs
1987 Man’s Flower Road
1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da!

Filmography as writer

Year Movie
2014 Tokyo Tribes
2013 Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
2012 The Land of Hope
2012 Himizu
2011 Guilty of Romance
2010 Cold Fish
2009 Be Sure To Share
2008 Love Exposure
2005 Strange Circus
2005 Noriko’s Dinner Table
2001 Suicide Club
1997 Keiko Desu Kedo
1995 Bad Film
1993 The Room
1990 Bicycle Sighs
1987 Man’s Flower Road
1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da!

Filmography as actor

Year Movie Role
2008 Tokyo Gore Police
2007 Deathfix: Die and Let Live Acupuncture master
2001 Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf
1990 Bicycle Sighs Shiro
1987 Man’s Flower Road
1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da!

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