3-4x juugatsu (Boiling Point) (1991)
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Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano directs, writes, and acts in this gangster comedy about the Yakuza, the notorious criminal organization of Japan. Masahiko Ono portrays the hapless Masaki, a local baseball player and gas-station attendant who runs afoul of some local gangsters. Masaki goes to Okinawa to buy a gun so he can stand up for himself. In Okinawa, he meets Uehara (Kitano), a tough, hardened gangster who is in serious debt to the mob. Along with some friends, they go to Tokyo to
Jan 1, 1990 Wide
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There is little in the way of John Woo-style action setpieces in a Kitano movie.
I can think of no working director who uses stillness as gracefully and effectively as Takeshi Kitano.
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