Tetsuo Nagata, born in 1952 in Nakano, Nagano, Japan, is a distinguished Japanese cinematographer who is now based in France. He has played a pivotal role as the Director of Photography for a multitude of films, including notable titles like Narco, Paris, je t’aime, and La Vie En Rose. Nagata’s exceptional skills behind the camera have garnered him the prestigious César Award for Best Cinematography on two occasions – first in 2001 for his work on The Officers’ Ward, and again in 2007 for his contribution to La Vie en rose.
Beyond his cinematic achievements, Nagata has also lent his expertise as the Director of Photography to commercials for prominent companies such as Rolex, Clinique, and Honda. His talent and dedication were recognized when he was honored with the 39th Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Cinematography for his remarkable work on 125 Years Memory (2015).
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