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

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Kitano brainstorming.., 26 October 2007
Author: Tanhausser_Gates from Spain

So.. Kitano has a sense of humor after all! Just kidding. The movie has some points for the general audience but most of it requires some background in history of Japanese cinema, kitano's career, kitano way of life, etc..

So if you really want to see everything from Kitano's factory it's OK to watch, if you are really knowledgeable about all that stuff you probably got to watch it, but if you are neither one of them then you'll do fine without even knowing that it exists, although if you watch it (and have the presence of mind of not expecting much of it) then you can have a reasonably good time with it.

Kitano is having a hard time accepting he is meant to make movies of a special kind which is not the case of this movie.. He even mentions it in the movie: "I said I wont do another movie with violence and I got to stick to it" Well.. I'm afraid our dear Mr Kitano will have to swallow those words sooner or later, preferably long before he runs out of money.

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