Biography

Masahiro Kobayashi (小林 政広 Kobayashi Masahiro, born January 6, 1954) is a Japanese film writer and director.

Kobayashi became the first Japanese filmmaker to win the Grand Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. In its wake, he founded Monkey Town Productions and made three films back to back which won prizes in three consecutive years at Cannes: Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999) and Man Walking on Snow (2001) in Un Certain Regard and Koroshi (2000) in the Directors' Fortnight.

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Masahiro Kobayashi (小林 政広 Kobayashi Masahiro, born January 6, 1954) is a Japanese film writer and director.

Kobayashi became the first Japanese filmmaker to win the Grand Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. In its wake, he founded Monkey Town Productions and made three films back to back which won prizes in three consecutive years at Cannes: Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999) and Man Walking on Snow (2001) in Un Certain Regard and Koroshi (2000) in the Directors' Fortnight.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Masahiro Kobayashi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1954-01-06

Place of Birth Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Koichi Kobayashi
  • 小林宏一
  • 小林政広

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Lear on the Shore Screenplay
2015 A Duel Tale Screenplay
2012 Japan's Tragedy Writer
2011 Women On the Edge Writer
2010 Haru's Journey Writer
2009 Where Are You? Writer
2009 White Night Screenplay
2007 The Rebirth Writer
2005 Bashing Writer
2004 Déracine Writer
2004 Tokyo Booty Nights Writer
2002 Perfect Blue: Yume Nara Samete Writer
2001 Man Walking on Snow Writer
2000 Film Noir Writer
1999 Kaizokuban Bootleg Film Writer
1999 Lusty Hot Spring Writer
1999 Eros no shitatari Screenplay
1998 My Brother's Lover Screenplay
1996 Furin nikki: Nureta mama mô ichidô Screenplay
1996 Kawarasaki Family Screenplay
1996 Lunatic Screenplay
1994 Tandem Screenplay
1993 Naomi Screenplay
1993 Molester's Commuter Train: Office Ladys' Sexuality Screenplay
1992 Promiscuous Wife's Sexuality: Pleasure Hunting Screenplay
1991 Abnormal Ecstasy Screenplay
1990 Extremely Wild Genuine Sex: Night of the Perverts Screenplay Story
1990 Soaking Wet: Touching All Over the Body Screenplay
1989 Woman of Dreams Screenplay
1989 E-Cup Real Action Take Two: Rich & Ripe Screenplay

Directing

2017 Lear on the Shore Director
2013 Strangers When We Meet Director
2012 Japan's Tragedy Director
2011 Women On the Edge Director
2010 Haru's Journey Director
2009 Where Are You? Director
2009 White Night Director
2007 The Rebirth Director
2006 The Happiness Director
2005 Bashing Director
2005 Flic Director
2003 Perfect Education 5: Amazing Story Director
2001 Man Walking on Snow Director
2000 Film Noir Director
1999 Kaizokuban Bootleg Film Director
1996 Closing Time Director

Acting

2013 Strangers When We Meet
2009 Where Are You? as Kawai's Father
2008 Code Name: Melville as Himself
2007 The Rebirth

Production

2017 Lear on the Shore Producer
2009 Where Are You? Producer

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