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Shigeru Umebayashi


Shigeru Umebayashi

Shigeru Umebayashi
Background information
Birth name Shigeru Umebayashi
Born (1951-02-19) February 19, 1951
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Genres Rock, film scores
Occupation(s) composer, musician
Years active 1984–present
Website .com.shigeru-umebayashiwww

Shigeru Umebayashi (梅林茂 Umebayashi Shigeru, ) (born February 19, 1951 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka) is a Japanese composer.

Once the leader of Japan's new wave rock band EX, composer Shigeru Umebayashi began scoring films in 1985 when the band broke up. He has more than 40 Japanese and Chinese films to his credit and is perhaps best known in the West for "Yumeji's Theme" (originally from Seijun Suzuki's Yumeji), included in director Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000). Umebayashi scored most of Wong Kar-wai's follow-up film, 2046 (2004), and House of Flying Daggers. He is also the composer for the music of the first Serbian spectacle, Charleston & Vendetta. Umebayashi received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Film Festival Zadar (Croatia) in 2013 during his stay as member of the official Jury.


  • Filmography 1
    • 1980s 1.1
    • 1990s 1.2
    • 2000s 1.3
    • 2010s 1.4
  • See also 2
  • External links 3



  • Itsuka Darekaga Korosareru (1984)
  • Tomoyo Shizukani Nemure (1985)
  • Sorekara (1985)
  • Sorobanzuku (1986)
  • Shinshi Domei (1986)
  • Kyohu no Yacchan (1987)
  • Getting Blue in Color (1988)


  • Hong Kong Paradise (1990)
  • Tekken (1990)
  • Yumeji (1991)
  • Ote (1991)
  • Goaisatsu (1991)
  • Arihureta Ai ni Kansuru Chosa (1992)
  • Byoin he Iko 2 Yamai ha Kikara (1992)
  • Nemuranai Machi Shinjuku Zame (1992)
  • Izakaya Yurei (1994)
  • Zero Woman (1995)
  • Boxer Joe (1995)
  • Kitanai Yatsu (1995)
  • Hashirana Akan Yoake Made (1995)
  • The Christ of Nanjing (1995)
  • Shin Gokudo Kisha (1996)
  • Izakaya Yurei 2 (1996)
  • Ichigo Domei (1997)
  • Isana no Umi (1997)
  • Watashitachi ga Sukidatta Koto (1997)
  • G4 Option Zero (1997)
  • Fuyajo (1998)
  • Belle Epoch (1998)

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Oct 2009 Video Interview, in Greek, from the Ghent Film Festival 2009
  • Feb 2005 interview
  • Oticons Film Music Composers Agency - Shigeru Umebayashi Profile
  • Shigeru Umebayashi at the Internet Movie Database
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