Kōhei Oguri

Kōhei Oguri
Born (1945-10-29) October 29, 1945
Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Occupation Film 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. 1 2 "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. 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. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  6. "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  7. "Festival de Cannes: The Sting of Death". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06.

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