Dir. Takeshi Kitano
Japan 2005 | Colour | 108 mins | Comedy
Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyono, Kayoko Kishmoto
A twisted fantasy about Beat Takeshi, his grumpiness and luxury lifestyle, all enhanced to fit his public and media image in Japan. The film has a fractured structure and nested storylines, alongside a surreal streak that covers both characters’ motives and the consequences of their actions. The film is recognised as both a fantastic comedy and an achievement of considerable editorial complexity.
Available on: DVD
Part of The Takeshi Kitano Collection (3 discs, available from 8 March 2010):
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