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Takeshis' (2005)




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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
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Takeshi Kitano
as Beat Takeshi
Kotomi Kyôno
as Kitano's Female Neighbor, Takeshi's Girl Friend
Kayoko Kishimoto
as Audition Producter, Customer, Mahjong Parlor Woman
Ren Ohsugi
as Taxi Driver, Takeshi's Manager
Susumu Terajima
as Kitano's Yakuza Neighbor, Takeshi's Friend
Tetsu Watanabe
as Audition Actor, Noodle Cook, TV Wardrobe Master
Akihiro Miwa
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Takeshis'

All Critics (5)

It's a film in need of a therapist for the star.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bold yet bland, this dreamy survey of all things Kitano sends several bullets into his past and puts a question mark on his future.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007

An entirely useless artifact for anyone not already familiar with Kitano's previous eleven pictures.

Full Review… | January 7, 2007
Film Freak Central

Takeshi Kitano's crazy, weird, indulgent, breathtaking, strangely titled fantasy is as entertaining as it is puzzling -- a marvelous movie about movies with a sense of humor and a surreal streak.

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

I love Takeshi Kitano's films, but around the one-hour mark, I started wondering about the writer/director/editor/star's mental well being

September 15, 2005
Planet Sick-Boy

Audience Reviews for Takeshis'

Takeshis: So strange, I'm not sure what to think of it. However, I do wish Kitano would step away from making movies about his film making and acting career. However, I have enjoyed said films. Warlords = Best Jet Li movie by far, mate.

Dustin Goodwin
Dustin Goodwin

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 Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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 Chouin
Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

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