Donald Richie
Charles Bronson
(Movies & TV)
Kirk Douglas
(Movies & TV)

See also

Nobuhiko Obayashi

Knowledge Identifier: +Nobuhiko_Obayashi


Nobuhiko Obayashi

Japanese director, screenwriter and editor of films and television advertisements who is well known for his surreal visual style add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1938.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Donald Richie, Charles Bronson, Kirk Douglas

Linked to: Seijo University




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Nobuhiko Obayashi was born in 1938 add something


In 1955 Obayashi, at the urging of his father, began procedures to enter medical school and become a doctor add something


In 1956 he was accepted to the liberal arts department of Seijo University where he began to work with 8 and 16mm film add something


Along with works by other filmmakers such as Shuji Terayama and Donald Richie, Obayshi's films would develop the tone of Japanese experimental cinema through the 1960s add something


He began his career as a pioneering figure in Japanese experimental film during the 1960s before transitioning to directing more mainstream works such as television and feature films add something


In the 1970s he began a series of Japanese ads featuring well-known American stars such as Kirk Douglas and Charles Bronson add something


Obayashi began directing feature films starting in 1977 with the horror comedy "House" add something


Through the 1980s and onwards he continued to make feature films and broadened his mainstream appeal add something


His 1988 film "The Discarnates" was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival add something


His 1998 film "Sada" was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival add something


In 2017, Hanagatami, his passion project which had been over 40 years in the making, was finally released add something