Mamoru OshiiMamoru Oshii
(born August 8
) is a Japanese animation
and live-action film
His works as director include:
Oshii's films are typically slowly paced, punctuated by several moments of fast action, and usually in the silence that follows, what exposition there is will occur. He has a visual style that is instantly recognizable, choosing to linger on beautiful images in montages in which nothing sigificant generally occurs. Some objects Oshii likes to include in his films are flocks of birds (not unlike John Woo), and a basset hound
. The basset hound figured most prominently into his first live-action film, 2001
Oshii's movies usually leave more questions at the end than they answer.