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Takeshis' (2005)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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

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500% Kitano - nothing to add!

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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5 November 2005 (Japan)  »

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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 »

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Beat Takeshi: Comedians... they're loud.
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poem
21 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

The film is very poetic! If you are looking for a traditional narrative format, you may not be satisfied. It is a very complex film, and the structure is very complicated, too. The plot seems not making any sense, but it is so attractive, making you watch it all the way from the top to the end. Though the flow of the film is like dreaming, all the transitions are so smooth and surprising. The film creates you a very rare film-watching experience, which is very unique and new. Maybe, it is Takeshi's version of Fellini's "8 1/2" In my opinion, it is the 2nd best film of all Takeshi's work, after Hana-bi. It is very courage for Takeshi making this successful film.


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