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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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Long Live Kitano!!!! See more (13 total) »

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Directed by
Takeshi Kitano 
 
Writing credits
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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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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 »
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References Blood and Bones (2004)See more »

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21 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Long Live Kitano!!!!, 1 June 2007
Author: bruce_files_3 from a Beach

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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