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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.

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Tôru Emori
Kayoko Kishimoto
Anne Suzuki
Keiko Matsuzaka
Yoshino Kimura
Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Yuki Uchida
Akira Takarada
Yumiko Fujita
Ren Ôsugi
Susumu Terajima
Naomasa Musaka
Tetsu Watanabe
Rakkyo Ide
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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.

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In the first scenes/credits of this movie, the Takeshi Kitano's stunt doll is submitted to some medical examinations. When the results are shown on the technicians' screens, the patient name constantly changes from result to result. The names refer to some Masters of the Japanese Cinema and their birth/death dates. See more »

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Long Live Kitano!!!!
1 June 2007 | by (a Beach) – See all my reviews

Takeshi's gang hit again. And its a good one. But I am a fan, so don't consider much my opinion. Just keep in mind about this film that if not anything else, it will expand your mind about what is cinema today. That doesn't mean that everything is fresh or striking in those two hours, nor that there is a serious possibility that you will like it, if you ain't a "Kitano-fan"!

Then again, Mr. Kitano has stopped making films for the audience or the critics (whatever that means). And the results only his fans can appreciate it. All the rest, better go back and revisit his previous films. Then, you too, will want to shout,

"Kantoku...Banzai!!!",

indeed!!!!!


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