MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,320 this week

Takeshis' (2005)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 2,675 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 40 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 412 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 632 titles
created 21 May 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 347 titles
created 22 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Takeshis'" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Takeshis' (2005)

Takeshis' (2005) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Takeshis'.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Five (1995)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu
Tokyo Eyes (1998)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The police are tracking a man who shoots at people. But the young sister of a detective find that he's not the mad vigilante portrayed in newspapers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin
Stars: Shinji Takeda, Hinano Yoshikawa, Kaori Mizushima
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Minoru Kawasaki
Stars: Natsuki Katô, Kazuki Alex Kato, Kei Akazawa
Boiling Point (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yûrei Yanagi, Yuriko Ishida
Gohatto (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda
Izo (2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda
Getting Any? (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Dankan, Moeko Ezawa, Hakuryû
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara
Dearest (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata
Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Kôichi Satô
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto
Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A game show where upwards of 100 contestants (give or take) try to get through various wet, dirty, and wild obstacles and games for a chance to win the grand prize of 1 million yen (Approx. $10,000) by defeating Takeshi and his crew.

Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Michiru Jo, Hayato Tani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Beat Takeshi / Mr. Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
Kotomi Kyôno ...
Takeshi's Girl Friend / Kitano's Female Neighbor
Kayoko Kishimoto ...
Mahjong Parlor Woman / Audition Producer / Customer
Ren Ohsugi ...
Takeshi's Manager / Taxi Driver
Susumu Terajima ...
Takeshi's Friend / Kitano's Yakuza Neighbor
Tetsu Watanabe ...
TV Wardrobe Master / Noodle Cook / Audition Actor
Akihiro Miwa ...
Himself
Naomasa Musaka
Kôichi Ueda
Tsutomu Takeshige
Bîto Kiyoshi
Junya Takaki ...
Himself
Shôgo Kimura
Kanji Tsuda
Makoto Ashikawa
Edit

Storyline

Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, Kitano seems to begin hallucinating about becoming Beat. Written by Kitano Takeshi .Com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

500% Kitano - nothing to add!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Fractal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was announced during Cannes 2005, with a huge black banner with big red letters spelling Takeshis', and with smaller white letters saying, "500% Kitano - nothing to add." There was frustration between fans and critics, since there were no synopsis, no cast, no poster, and no trailer. Then in mid-July, a teaser began running in theaters in Tokyo, Japan, and from September 1st on Kitano's studio, Office Kitano, both showing Kitano's character tap dancing on a railroad. See more »

Quotes

Beat Takeshi: That guy... the one who looks like me. What could his life be like?
See more »

Connections

Featured in H-X3c (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
brilliant ideas, little cohesion
9 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The film has a lot of potential, with tons of funny and impressive scenes and situations, characters who are made complete and alive with only a few brush strokes. It starts off as a wry satirical depiction of Japan's TV land and "Jollywood," and becomes increasingly surrealistic as it moves along (I'm using the word moves very loosely, as I couldn't see much plot development). It's Takeshi's 8 1/2, referencing a lot of the director/performer/producer's earlier work and showing his agony as artist and celebrity... There were also references to several classics (Scorcese's Taxi Driver comes to mind, for one) I'm only giving it a 4, as the last third of the film falls apart in a jumble of disjointed scenes, some of which remain too static too long.

I felt that Takeshi's contained enough stuff for several enjoyable movies, but a lot of it went to waste and was repeated ad nauseam. I think viewers could have a better experience with this movie if they were prepared to sit back and relax, enjoying eye candy and little bits thrown on the screen. To expect a follow-able plot would be a big mistake!


13 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this any good guch18
Kitano quote FreakinHungles
UK release Ecnerwal
British release fulhammark8
Is this ever going to be on DVD? mgoodge-geo
A little narcissistic Rolad
Discuss Takeshis' (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?