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Which is your favorite?

don't like any
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
13 (92.9%)
Tonda Couple (1980)
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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981)
0 (0%)
P.P. Rider (1983)
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The Catch (1983)
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Love Hotel (1985)
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Typhoon Clun (1985)
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Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion (1985)
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Luminous Woman (1987)
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Tokyo Heaven (1990)
0 (0%)
Moving (1993)
1 (7.1%)
The Friends (1994)
0 (0%)
Wait and See (1998)
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Kaza-hana (2000)
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Author Topic: Somai, Shinji  (Read 929 times)

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Somai, Shinji
« on: October 03, 2014, 08:58:08 AM »


A prolific and popular director in his home country, making 13 films between 1980 and 2000 before his death in 2001, aged 53, Somai is almost unknown in the west.

 “Somai is a director who made some very great films, who had a very definite style, and who was a truly individual talent. In Japan he’s very well known, and he’s regarded as an influence on some of the most important contemporary Japanese directors. He’s never been recognised as an auteur and yet he clearly is one – he’s somebody whose work needs to be discussed.” - Chris Fujiwara

The focus of Episode 20 of They Shot Pictures is on Shinji Somai
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Re: Somai, Shinji - Director's Best
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 09:25:08 AM »

1. Moving (1993)


2. Typhoon Club (1985)


3. Kaza-hana (2000)


4. Love Hotel (1985)


5. The Catch (1983)


6. The Friends (1994)


7. Wait and See (1998)


8. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981)

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Re: Somai, Shinji - Director's Best
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 01:02:32 PM »
6 out of 6 people have not seen any. Why is this here?
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Re: Somai, Shinji
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 01:10:31 PM »
he's great.

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Re: Somai, Shinji
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 02:39:04 PM »
Haven't seen any.

What do you recommend starting with, rouj?

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Re: Somai, Shinji
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 02:45:12 PM »
Moving, for sure. One of the great films of the 90's.

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Re: Somai, Shinji
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 02:58:57 PM »
Thanks!