V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

TAKESHIS'

V' 05

TAKESHIS'

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2005
Fiction, 108min, OmeU

TAKESHIS'

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2005
Fiction, 108min, OmeU

Actors: 
Kitano Takeshi
Beat Takeshi
Kyono Kotomi
Kishimoto Kayoko
Osugi Ren
Terajima Susumu
Watanabe Tetsu
Miwa Akihiro
Asano Tadanobu
Screenplay: 
Kitano Takeshi
Sound: 
Horiuchi Senji
Camera: 
Yanagishima Katsumi
Editor: 
Kitano Takeshi
Composer: 
Nagi
Decoration: 
Isoda Norihiro
Costume: 
Yamamoto Yoji

Production: 
Office Kitano 5-4-14, Akasaka, Minato-Ku 107-0052 Tokyo, Japan T 3 5572 7099 ikeno@office-kitano.co.jp
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70, info@celluloid-dreams.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 0, office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Shortly after completing Sonatine, director Takeshi Kitano conceived of a film about an ordinary guy who enters an imaginary world inside his own head. This idea comes to fruition in Kitanos latest feature, Takeshis. Kitano acts opposite himself, playing both the ordinary guy also named Kitano and the directors real-life alter-ego, TV and cinema star «Beat» Takeshi. He infiltrates the fascinating world of his own unusual celebrity enterprise and creates mesmerizing conceptual reverberations. A dramatic comedy of repetitions, exaggerations and contrasts, Takeshis violates rules about form and storytelling. Kitano playing his twin roles with flawless ease and consummate skill enters the sublime domain of cinema-within-cinema with the playfulness of a «puer eternus» the eternal child abiding in all of us. (Giovanna Fulvi)

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