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Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyōbō ni tsuki)

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Violent Cop (1989)(DVD)  Directed by, and starring, Takeshi Kitano   Takeshi Kitano plays a rather unethical, and yes, violent cop, eventually brought down by his unorthodox methods. Violent Cop is Kitano’s first film as director (Kinji Fukasaku was the film’s intial director, though he stepped down due to illness) and, as such, merits watching, especially given that Kitano rewrote most of the screenplay prior to commencing filming.  Here we have all the ingredients of classic Kitano, off-beat humour, violence, tenderness, camaraderie and a society at-odds with itself; touching, moving, tense, fascinating.  Kitano’s acting is, of course, uniquely masterful. (PR)

See our other posts on excellent films by, and with, Takeshi Kitano: FireworksBoiling PointSonatine and Zatoichi; see out posts on films directed by Kinji Fukasaku, an important influence on Kitano, : Street Mobster, Graveyard of Honor, Blackmail is My LifeSympathy for the Underdog, and Battle Royale, directed by Kinji Fukasaku starring Takeshi Kitano.

We recommend that you buy your DVDs.  Have a wonderful personal film library..

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One Response to “Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyōbō ni tsuki)”

  1. […] other films by and/or starring 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 […]

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