Shion Sono

Sono Sion

  • Name: Sono Sion
  • Native name: 園子温
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 18, 1961
  • Age: 62
Sion Sono is a Japanese filmmaker, author and poet. Best known on the festival circuit for the film Love Exposure (2008), he has been called "the most subversive filmmaker working in Japanese cinema today".
In The Hollywood Reporter, Clarence Tsui writes that Sono has "established himself as one of the most idiosyncratic artists of his generation". Often considered a provocateur, Mike Hale of The New York Times argues that he is "the most recognizable, if not the most universally celebrated, director in Japan", which Sono himself explains by stating (in Hale's words) that Japanese critics generally "reserve their approval for work that doesn’t 'embarrass' the nation." The director has said, "I do think an international audience understands my work more.” Edit Biography
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2018 Red Blade
Movie
6.3
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 State of Emergency
Movie
7.5
2020 The Lonely 19:00
Movie
7.8
2020 Ai Naki Mori de Sakebe
Drama
7.1
2017 Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Drama
6.9
2017 Shinjuku Swan II
Movie
7.2
2015 Shinjuku Swan
Movie
7.3
2014 Tokyo Tribe
Movie
7.2
1998 The Man
Movie
5.7
1988 Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm
Movie
5.3
1984 Love Song
Movie
5.2
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 Red Post on Escher Street
Movie
7.2
2019 The Forest of Love
Movie
6.7
2018 The Bastard and the Beautiful World
Movie
6.5
2017 Love Exposure - TV SHOW
Drama
7.8
2017 Antiporno
Movie
6.9
2016 The Whispering Star
Movie
6.6
2015 Everyone Is Psychic!, the Movie
Movie
6.5
2015 Tag
Movie
6.7
2015 Love & Peace
Movie
7.2
2013 Why Don't You Play In Hell?
Movie
7.5
2013 All Esper Dayo!
Drama
6.7
2012 The Land Of Hope
Movie
7.3
2012 Bad Film
Movie
6.7
2012 Himizu
Movie
7.9
2011 Guilty of Romance
Movie
7.3
2011 Cold Fish
Movie
7.3
2009 Be Sure To Share
Movie
7.0
2009 Love Exposure
Movie
7.7
2009 Make the Last Wish
Movie
7.0
2007 Kaette Kita Jikou Keisatsu
Drama
7.6
2007 Exte
Movie
6.9
2006 Hazard
Movie
7.2
2006 Noriko's Dinner Table
Movie
7.1
2006 Kikyu kurabu, sonogo
Movie
6.0
2006 Jikou Keisatsu
Drama
7.5
2005 Strange Circus
Movie
7.3
2005 Into a Dream
Movie
6.8
2002 Suicide Circle
Movie
6.5
2001 0cm4
Movie
6.8
2000 Utsushimi
Movie
7.1
1997 Keiko Desu Kedo
Movie
6.6
1992 The Room
Movie
6.5
1990 Bicycle Sighs
Movie
6.4
1986 A Man's Flower Road
Movie
5.6
1986 Love
Movie
0.0
1985 I am Sono Sion!
Movie
5.9
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Kinnikuman: The Lost Legend
Japanese Drama, 2021, 10 eps
Himself [Director] (Support Role)
10
Himself [Director]
Support Role
7.3
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 ami. exe - 2nd atom
Japanese Movie, 2018,
The Dream Man (Support Role)
The Dream Man
Support Role
10.0
2017 Ami. exe
Japanese Movie, 2017,
The Dream Man (Support Role)
The Dream Man
Support Role
7.1
2016 The Sion Sono
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Himself (Main Role)
Himself
Main Role
6.9
2006 Damejin
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Golden Child (voice) (Support Role)
Golden Child (voice)
Support Role
6.5
1999 Koshoku Fufu: Susutte Hoshii
Japanese Movie, 1999,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1991 Kirai... Janaiyo
Japanese Movie, 1991,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1990 Bicycle Sighs
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Shiro (Main Role)
Shiro
Main Role
6.4
1988 Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm
Japanese Movie, 1988,
(Main Role)
Main Role
5.3
1986 A Man's Flower Road
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Sono Sion (Main Role)
Sono Sion
Main Role
5.6
1986 Love
Japanese Movie, 1986,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1985 I am Sono Sion!
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Sono Sion (Main Role)
Sono Sion
Main Role
5.9
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 550 eps
(Ep. 50-51) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 50-51)
Guest
8.4
2013 ARIYOSHI'S Meeting for Reviewing
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 416 eps
[Reflection watcher] (Ep. 24, 30) (Guest)
416
[Reflection watcher] (Ep. 24, 30)
Guest
0.0
2007 Kanjani8 no Janiben
Japanese TV Show, 2007, 706 eps
(Ep. 452) (Guest)
706
(Ep. 452)
Guest
7.7
1998 Jounetsu Tairiku
Japanese TV Show, 1998, 1236 eps
(Ep. 806) {June 15, 2014} (Guest)
1236
(Ep. 806) {June 15, 2014}
Guest
8.0
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  • First Name: Shion
  • Family Name: Sono
  • Native name: 園子温
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 18, 1961
  • Age: 62

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