Sion SONO 園子温

Dankon – The Man

男痕 – The Man

Nippon Retro   ² 

An urban fable about a gay police man and a serial killer. Loaded with dark imagery and told without any dialogue, this experimental pink film of one of Japan’s most innovative film makers gave a strong preview of his future masterpieces. A radical monument of the creative potential that unfolded in Japan’s pink film industry!

男痕 – The Man

Japan 1998

60 minutes



About Sion SONO

Sion SONO was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1961. Having experimented with 8mm film during his studies at Hosei University, he won the Grand Prize at the 1987 PIA Film Festival for his film A MAN’S FLOWER ROAD. His international rise to fame came with LOVE EXPOSURE (2008 / NC ’09). Since then, he has won numerous awards. THE WHISPERING STAR (2015 / NC ’16 and NC ’20) won the NETPAC Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Nippon Connection dedicated a retrospective to his work in 2011.