Kayoko Kishimoto

  • Takeshi Kitano – Kantoku Banzai! AKA Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

    Takeshi Kitano2001-2010AsianComedyJapan
    Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)
    Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)

    Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he’s a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.Read More »

  • Takeshi Kitano – Takeshis’ (2005)

    Takeshi Kitano2001-2010ComedyDramaJapan
    Takeshis' (2005)
    Takeshis’ (2005)

    A 2005 Japanese film directed, written, edited by, and starring Takeshi Kitano. It is the first film in Kitano’s surrealist autobiographical trilogy, being followed by Glory to the Filmmaker!, and Achilles and the Tortoise.

    PLOT: Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano’s dreams take a violent, surreal turn.Read More »

  • Takeshi Kitano – Hana-bi AKA Fireworks (1997)

    1991-2000DramaJapanTakeshi Kitano

    “Hana-bi” is the highly acclaimed drama from and with Takeshi Kitano. In this film Kitano In a very honest way, also works up and reflects about his own inner life after his motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life. So, it’s no big surprise that he implemented certain aspects of his character in the main lead as he did in Horibe.

    With tranquil pictures and on a subtle level Kitano creates a story, that revolves around loneliness, isolation, guilt, love and grief. Very Kitano-like the almost poetically meditative looking pictures are interrupted by sudden bursts of violence. However, this just serves the purpose to imbue the story with the necessary amount of authenticity.Read More »

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