Born in Okayama in 1976, Joe ODAGIRI is one of the most popular Japanese actors of his generation. After studying acting at California State University, he had his first leading role from the year 2000 on in the series KAMEN RIDER KUUGA. He then worked with numerous renowned filmmakers, such as Miwa NISHIKAWA, Shinji AOYAMA, Ye LOU or Hirokazu KOREEDA. His first short film LOOKING FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS (2009) was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME (2019 / NC ’22) is his feature-length directorial debut.

Films shown at Nippon Connection

YOKO, Japan 2022 (Cast) NC24
They Say Nothing Stays The Same, Japan 2019 (Director) NC22
They Say Nothing Stays The Same, Japan 2019 (Script) NC22
We Made A Beautiful Bouquet, Japan 2020 (Cast) NC22
A Madder Red, Japan 2021 (Cast) NC22
Room Laundering, Japan 2018 (Cast) NC19
Pumpkin And Mayonnaise, Japan 2017 (Cast) NC18
Her Love Boils Bathwater, Japan 2016 (Cast) NC17
Over The Fence, Japan 2016 (Cast) NC17
The World Of Kanako, Japan 2014 (Cast) NC20, NC15
Mushishi, Japan 2006 (Cast) NC07
The Pavillion Salamandre, Japan 2006 (Cast) NC07
Into A Dream, Japan 2005 (Cast) NC07
La Maison de Himiko, Japan 2005 (Cast) NC07
Blood And Bones, Japan 2004 (Cast) NC05
Azumi, Japan 2003 (Cast) NC04

Guest at Nippon Connection

They Say Nothing Stays The Same, NC22