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Director:
Writer:
Takeshi Kitano (written by)
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Release Date:
2 June 2007 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Takeshi Kitano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Kitano  written by

Produced by
Makoto Kakurai .... assistant producer
Masayuki Mori .... producer
Takio Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shinichirô Ikebe 
 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima 
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Kitano 
Yoshinori Ohta 
 
Production Design by
Norihiro Isoda 
 
Sound Department
Senji Horiuchi .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Yoshifumi Sadahara .... visual effects supervisor
Tetsuya Shiraishi .... compositor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kantoku · Banzai!" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
108 min | Canada:104 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Life of Brian (1979)See more »

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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sorry, Takeshi..., 9 January 2008
Author: from Finland

Firstly: I am a big fan of Takeshi Kitano's movies. Except 'Gettin' any!' his movies always delivered and I found myself collecting all the DVDs. Recently I started to wonder what happened to this unique director (sure, directing movies is only part of his artistic portfolio). His movies suddenly seem to take another direction which is more self-reflecting / audience provoking/ . . . - however, not entertaining anymore. Watching his latest one 'Glory to the filmmaker' was simply awful. Where is the story? Where the interesting camera perspectives we fans used to like? They cannot be found. Instead we are left with fragments of different movie genres and no conclusion. I hope Takeshi's self reflecting period will be soon a thing of the past and we will see another outstanding piece of movie as e.g. Hana-Bi.

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