Yoichi Sai was a film director from Japan. He was the president of the Japanese Directors Guild.
Yoichi Sai, the director of the Japanese film ‘All Under the Moon’ from the 1990s, has died.
Yoichi Sai was a director best known for portraying the lives of Koreans living in Japan realistically in the movies “All Under the Moon” 1993 and “Blood and Bones” 2004, passed away on Sunday from bladder cancer at his home in Tokyo, according to his family. He was 73.
“I’m heartbroken,” said Kitano, also a film director and comedian known by his stage name Beat Takeshi. “My film friends of the same generation have died one after another.”
About his early life and Net worth
Yoichi Sai was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on July 6, 1949(73 years old). He holds a Japanese citizen and he belongs to a mixed ethnic group. His Zodiac sign is Cancer. was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Korean father.
Yoichi Sai’s net worth or net income is believed to be between $1 million and $7 million. He has amassed enormous wealth via his main work as a Director.
He directed The Pig’s Retribution in 1999, a movie based on Eiki Matayoshi’s 1996 book of the same name, which won the Akutagawa Prize and was set in the beautiful natural surroundings of Okinawa.
In 1999, the movie took home the Don Quixote award at the Locarno International Film Festival. Blood and Bones, a movie starring Takeshi Kitano, was directed by Sai.
Additionally, he has helmed movies including Marks, Doing Time, Quill, Soo, and Kamui Gaiden. Sai made his acting debut in the 1999 movie Taboo by Nagisa Oshima and in the 2003 movie The Thirteen Steps by Masahiko Nagasawa.
Four Japanese Academy Awards were given to Sai’s Blood and Bones in 2004, two of which were for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
For All Under the Moon, he had already garnered two nominations in the same categories. The 11th Yokohama Film Festival presented Sai with the Best Screenplay prize for A Sign Days.