Takeshis'

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Movie Info

In the latest film by Japanese television comic-turned-cinema auteur Takeshi Kitano, a soft-spoken convenience store cashier named Takeshi Kitano finds his fate inexplicably intertwined with that of ubiquitous Japanese showbiz star Takeshi "Beat" Kitano. At times running parallel and at other times unexpectedly intersecting, the radically different lives of the shy everyman Kitano and superstar celebrity Kitano slowly begin to gel into a surreal fantasy of fame as the convenience store clerk and aspiring actor loses himself to fantasies of becoming his famous look-alike. When the unstable fan purchases a variety of handguns under the guise of preparing for an upcoming role, his obsession with the television and film star threatens to erupt into violence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Takeshi Kitano
as Beat Takeshi
Kotomi Kyôno
as Kitano's Female Neighbor, Takeshi's Girl Friend
Kayoko Kishimoto
as Customer, Mahjong Parlor Woman, Audition Producter
Susumu Terajima
as Kitano's Yakuza Neighbor, Takeshi's Friend
Tetsu Watanabe
as Audition Actor, Noodle Cook, TV Wardrobe Master
Akihiro Miwa
as Himself

Critic Reviews for Takeshis'

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Audience Reviews for Takeshis'

  • May 19, 2010
    takeshi kitano, who has had a very interesting career in the east here plays on what he does, mostly yakuza pictures, but then takes a wonderful turn as his charactor, here playing himself meets a unknown wannabee actor kitano, who also looks exactly like him. its here we forget about takeshi, and follow kitano, as the meeting seems to have triggered something in him, and his wonderful dreams begin, a world where he is takeshi, taking on the underworldd, or getting his anger out, a wonderful surreal film, with takeshi, here playing kitano, with sad eyes and showing a lonely life untill the fantasy world takes over, some great moments, action and violence, and japanes humour, a film playing on celebrity, and a great look, at wanting to escape
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2008
    Man,that was rock-bottom.Narcissistic to the bone,that's all I have to say.Kitano,you better not disappoint me next time,shit...and why did you have to erupt from the ashes of...twin reality?Orchestrated narrative without the core,veins,hidden sign?Just plain,"amusing" images of you...and you?
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2007
    The strangest Kitano I've seen. As always, this has random bursts of stylish violence. It's like a ride thru Kitano's mind:looks cool, but never makes much sense.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2007
    existential beat? i started to lose interest after the universal dance contest/shootout. this was a very unexpected kitano film.
    steve c Super Reviewer

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