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Director:
Writer:
Takeshi Kitano (written by)
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Release Date:
2 June 2007 (Japan) See more »
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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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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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Spoofs Zatoichi (2003)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Strange yet funny (sometimes very funny), 3 July 2008
Author: jacquesf-1 from Czech Republic

"Kantoku banzai!" is a very strange movie to see. Much like the "Adaptation", it is - in a way - a movie about itself being made.

Takeshi Kitano plays himself as a director who's trying to shoot movies in all possible genres but never really manages to do so. But much more than about the lack of success in those movies, "Kantoku banzai" seems to be about Kitano's being tired of all those genres with this movie eventually turning into a quite chaotic meddle of all previously presented genres. But contrary to the "Adaptation", "Kantoku banzai" doesn't try to put it all together into a coherent story so we're left with a bunch of very loosely connected clips ranging from regular slapstick comedy sketches (the karate scene is hilarious!!!) through slightly crazy scenes to some utterly insane and absurd brainstorming. That may be confusing when you try to make sense of the movie but I think it basically is what the movie is about - the director doing whatever he wants to.

This all would make for a really great movie, the only shame is that it sometimes tends to be long and gets a little boring, especially near the end.

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