Kurosawa Kiyoshi

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  • Native name: 黒沢清
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 19, 1955
  • Age: 64

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Kurosawa Kiyoshi

  • Name: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
  • Native name: 黒沢清
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 19, 1955
  • Age: 64
Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre.

Kurosawa's directing style has been compared to that of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, though he has never expressly listed those directors as influences. Nevertheless, he admitted in an interview that Alfred Hitchcock and Yasujirou Ozu features analyzed and discussed under the guidance of Shigehiko Hasumi contributed to shape his personal vision of the medium. He also expressed admiration for American film directors such as Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, Robert Aldrich, Richard Fleischer, and Tobe Hooper.

In a 2009 interview with IFC, Kurosawa talked about the reason why he has cast the actor Koji Yakusho in many of his films: "He has similar values and sensitivities. We’re from the same generation. That’s a big reason why I enjoy working with him on the set."

According to Tim Palmer, Kurosawa's films occupy a peculiar position between the materials of mass genre, on the one hand, and esoteric or intellectual abstraction, on the other. They also clearly engage with issues of environmental critique, given Kurosawa's preference for shooting in decaying open spaces, abandoned (and often condemned) buildings, and in places rife with toxins, pestilence and entropy
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2001 Seance
Movie
6.9
1998 Eyes of the Spider
Movie
8.0
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 Spy no Tsuma
Drama
0.0
2012 Shokuzai
Drama
7.4
2005 Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House
Movie
6.2
1998 Serpent's Path
Movie
8.0
1996 Door III
Movie
8.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2019 To the Ends of the Earth
Movie
6.0
2017 Yochou Sanpo Suru Shinryakusa
Drama
7.4
2017 Before We Vanish
Movie
7.1
2016 Creepy
Movie
7.1
2015 Journey to the Shore
Movie
7.0
2014 Seventh Code
Movie
5.8
2013 Real
Movie
7.3
2008 Tokyo Sonata
Movie
7.6
2007 Retribution
Movie
6.6
2005 Loft
Movie
5.4
2003 Doppelganger
Movie
7.3
2003 Bright Future
Movie
7.1
2001 Pulse
Movie
6.6
1999 Charisma
Movie
7.3
1998 License to Live
Movie
6.9
1997 Cure
Movie
7.5
1992 The Guard from the Underground
Movie
5.2
1989 Sweet Home
Movie
6.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2003 3on3
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
2003 Ambivalent Future: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1991 Mikadroid
Japanese Movie, 1991,
(Support Role)
Support Role
4.0
1979 The Man Who Stole the Sun
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Suspect on tv news (Support Role)
Suspect on tv news
Support Role
8.1
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