Shinichiro Sawai

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Shinichiro Sawai
澤井 信一郎
Born (1938-08-16) August 16, 1938 (age 79)
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Occupation Film director

Shinichiro Sawai (澤井 信一郎, Sawai Shin'ichirō, born August 16, 1938) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

Career[edit]

Born in Hamamatsu, Sawai studied German at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.[1] Graduating in 1961, he joined the Toei Company as an assistant director and worked under such directors as Masahiro Makino and Noribumi Suzuki. He also collaborated on scripts such as those for the 'Truck Yarō' series. He made his debut as a director in 1981 with Nogiku no haka, a vehicle for the idol singer Seiko Matsuda.[1]

He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1985,[2] and the Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year in 1986.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sawai, Shin'ichirō; Hitoshi Suzuki (2006). Eiga no kokyū: Sawai Shinʼichirō no kantoku sahō. Tokyo: Waizu Shuppan. ISBN 978-4-89830-202-6. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guests". Dai 8-kai Hamamatsu Eigasai 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  3. ^ 第9回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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