Kōhei Oguri

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Kōhei Oguri
Oguri Kohei "Foujita" at Opening Ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (21830686754).jpg
Born (1945-10-29) October 29, 1945 (age 74)
OccupationFilm director

Kōhei Oguri (小栗康平, Oguri Kōhei, born October 29, 1945 in Maebashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter.


Born in Gunma, Oguri first became a freelance assistant director after graduating from Waseda University.[1] He made his directorial debut in 1981 with Muddy River, which earned him both a Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year[2] and a citation in the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award.[3] Muddy River was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film[4] and won the Silver Prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] In 1985 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.[6]

His film The Sting of Death won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.[7] He has also authored several books.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Oguri Kōhei". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus. Kōdansha. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Dai 5-kai Nihon Akademī Shō yūshū sakuhin". Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  4. ^ "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  5. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  6. ^ "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  7. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Sting of Death". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06.

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