Sion Sono

  • Sion Sono – Jisatsu saakuru AKA Suicide Circle (2001)

    2001-2010CrimeHorrorJapanSion Sono

    54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn’t as simple as one could hope.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Virtual Love (Extended) (2003)

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    Ultra rare extended version of Sion Sono’s short Virtual Love from the Sion Sono Fantasia Short Collection (2003). This rip of the out of print DVD which is 36 minutes long (11 extra minutes to the normal version which had an approximate runtime of 25 minutes) and includes at the end a rare making of documentary with director Sion Sono, which is 14 minutes long. For a total combined runtime of 50 minutes.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Utsushimi [Extended Edition] (2000)

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    This faux-documentary follows a butoh master, a fashion designer, and a filmmaker racing against time to create art and help a young girl in love.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Sion Sono Fantasia Short Film Collection (2003)

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    Film 1: Fainda no Onna (Woman in the Viewfinder)
    Sakura Mizutani, Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoko Kashiwagura

    Photographer Suga (Kenji Mizuhashi) aiming to win the photo contest and Lulu (Sakura Mizutani), a girl who works as a model. Two people who are drawn to each other while maintaining the relationship between the photographer and the model. One day, a mysterious woman, Sayoko (Yoko Kashiwagura), appears in the viewfinder of Suga. Eventually, Suga and Lulu win the long-awaited victory.
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  • Sion Sono – Kaze AKA Wind (1998)

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    KAZE (aka WIND, 1998/ 27min) is a coming of age story about a teenage girl who lives in the Wind Village in Yamagata Prefecture. The film also features award winning director Koji Wakamatsu as a spirit from the wind.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Tokyo Tribe (2014)

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    Five years after the Shibuya riots, the Tribes of Tokyo have been enjoying a period of relative peace, until Kim and two other members of the Musashino Saru intrude on the territory of the Wu-Ronz in Bukuro. Mera, the leader of Wu-Ronz kills the three Saru, under the assumption that they were members of the Shibuya Saru. Two days later, after searching for who killed his friends, Musashino Saru member Kai runs into Mera. Old friends in their high school days, the two get into a confrontation that ends up leaving Tera, the leader of Musashino Saru, dead and setting the stage for violence between the Tribes.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Otoko no hanamichi AKA Man’s Flower Road (1986)

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    A Tokyo student is running full out; we see him in a meadow, at university, then swimming in a river. He reappears in his garden, naked, then at home as he eats with his family, and then as he watches TV. In the school’s sports field as he doodles with some chalk. After a violent quarrel at home with his mother, he starts running through the city again, as he traces his path, sometimes with thread, sometimes with chalk.Read More »

  • Sion Sono – Eiga: minna! Esupâ da yo! AKA The Virgin Psychics (2015)

    2011-2020ComedyFantasyJapanSion Sono


    High school student Kamogawa Yoshiro wakes up one day to discover that he has psychic superpowers. He also soon discovers that others in the city have the gift, only some of them are hellbent on causing trouble. He becomes embroiled in several strange incidents and eventually overcomes those seeking to do the city and its people harm, meeting the woman of his dreams along the way. A film that takes a different approach to the superhero genre by introducing a joyful young man who becomes a hero not by boasting of his superpowers but by overcoming temptation.Read More »

  • Shion Sono – Ore wa Sono Sion da! AKA I am Sion Sono! (1985)

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    This is the highly experimental first film by the then 22-year-old Sono. The title means “I am Sono Sion!” Shot on 8mm, it is a free-wheeling, intimate, poetic cinematic journal in which the artist contemplates his life as he approaches his birthday. The film clearly reveals the experimental roots of a director whose subsequent work has made him a cult figure both inside and outside Japan.Read More »

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