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Fireworks (Hana-Bi) by Takeshi Kitano

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 11 September 2011


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Hana-bi (Fireworks) by Takeshi Kitano

Hana-Bi (Fireworks, in English) (1997)(DVD)  Written, directed and edited by Takeshi Kitano, starring “Beat Takeshi” (Takeshi Kitano) and winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 1997 Venice Film Festival, with a score was composed by renowned Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi.  Serene and brutal, melancholy, tender, loving and stylized Hana-Bi, is an exceptional film by an exceptional artist.  The film includes many scenes in which Kitano’s own pointillist, pop, surreal paintings, made during his recovery from a terrible motorcycle accident in 1994, are, if not featured, certainly present, haunting, and quite moving. (PR)

See our other posts on the films directed and/or starring Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine, Boiling Point and Battle Royale

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4 Responses to “Fireworks (Hana-Bi) by Takeshi Kitano”

  1. aparoo said

    Outrage is also a very good Takeshi movie:

  2. […] our other posts on excellent films by, and with, Takeshi Kitano: Fireworks, Boiling Point, Sonatine and Zatoichi; see out posts on films directed by Kinji Fukasaku, an […]

  3. […] our previous posts on the excellent films by and/or with Takeshi Kitano:  Sonatine, Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), Zatoichi, and Battle […]

  4. […] Takeshi Kitano: his latest film Outrage – Way of the Yakuza, Violent Cop, the excellent Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), the superb Sonatine, Zatoichi and Battle […]

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