Zeze Takahisa

Zeze Takahisa

Japan

Biography

Born in 1960, Zeze Takahisa began making 8 and 16mm independent films as a student at Kyoto University. Upon graduation, he joined Shishi Productions, made his debut as a director in 1989 with the ‘pink’ soft-porn GOOD LUCK JAPAN, and through the early 1990s established himself as one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings of Pink’. During this time he also wrote a number of scripts under a variety of pseudonyms. Since then he has been active in both television documentaries and feature films, with his 4M-hour epic HEAVEN'S STORY winning the critics’ Netpac Award at the 2011 Berlinale. His 64, a two-part crime thriller, was released in 2016. In 2017 he released his latest film, RANDOM LIVES. His film THE LOWLIFE premiered at Tokyo IFF.

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