Patryk's Review of Fireworks (Hana-bi)

  • 16 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Fireworks (Hana-bi)

    Fireworks (Hana-bi) (1997)

    Takeshi Kitano is a badass, and not only through his darkly traumatiical role in this spellbinding masterpiece, but in the directorial field as well. His narrow-angled attitude towards the substance of the film makes Fireworks a truly sombre and depressing little Japanese gem. Kitano highlights his insanely mad attention to details through blending the unusual crime thriller with melodramatical conversation-filled unformulaic romance. Fireworks isn't only an angry film, it's also a deeply passionate one. In all the blood and brutality that unnerves sometimes, the film presents a love story where a good-gone-bad cop tries to care for his wife and, simultaneously, begins to plunge deeper and deeper into madness, which might ultimately lead to horrible results.

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