Tag Archives: Takeshi Kitano

Nagisa Ôshima – Gohatto AKA Taboo (1999)

Synopsis:
Gohatto stars Beat Takeshi, Asano Tadanobu and a fifteen-year-old Matsuda Ryuhei as the beautiful son of a well-to-do merchant who joins the Shinsen Gumi militia in Kyoto for the “right to kill,” and ends up doing so both by his sword and his good looks. Gohatto explores themes of jealousy, madness and destruction within the context of bushido homoeroticism; not only does this violent love story play out within the bounds of same-sex relationships, but within a single militia. Read More »

Takeshi Kitano – Kizzu ritân AKA Kids Return (1996)

Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and the other as a member of the yakuza. Read More »

Masaharu Segawa – Kanashii kibun de joke (1985)

Synopsis: This is a sad and beautiful story about a father who is a popular comedian and a son who suffered by an incurable disease. Read More »

Raymond Depardon – 8e étage (2014)

Quote:
On the eighth floor, Raymond Depardon filmed a minute of silence with eight personalities who worked for the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art: David Lynch, Patti Smith, William Eggleston, Takeshi Kitano, Ron Mueck, Jean Michel Alberola, Agnes Varda and Misha Gromov. Read More »