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Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

Kantoku · Banzai! (original title)
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.

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeshi Kitano ... (as Beat Takeshi)
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori
Kayoko Kishimoto Kayoko Kishimoto
Anne Suzuki
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka
Yoshino Kimura
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Yuki Uchida
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada
Yumiko Fujita Yumiko Fujita
Ren Osugi ... (as Ren Ôsugi)
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka
Tetsu Watanabe
Rakkyo Ide
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 June 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory to the Filmmaker! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Kitano brainstorming..
26 October 2007 | by Tanhausser_GatesSee all my reviews

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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