V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ZATOICHI

V' 03

ZATOICHI

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2003
Fiction, 115min, OmeU

ZATOICHI

Kitano Takeshi
J, 2003
Fiction, 115min, OmeU

Actors: 
Kitano Takeshi
Zatoichi
Asano Tadanobu
Gennosuke Hattori
Daike Yuko
Okinu
Gatarukanaru Taka
Shinkichi
Ishikura Saburo
Ogiya
Kishibe Ittoku
Ginzô
Natsukawa Yui
Oshino
Ogusu Michiyo
Oume
Screenplay: 
Kitano Takeshi nach einer Vorlage von Shimozawa Kan
Sound: 
Horiuchi Senji
Camera: 
Yanagishima Katsumi
Editor: 
Kitano Takeshi
Ota Yoshinori
Composer: 
Suzuki Keiichi
Decoration: 
Isoda Norihiro
Costume: 
Yamamoto Yohji

Production: 
Office Kitano 5-4-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku 107-0052 Tokyo, Japan T 3 5572 7099 nakahashi@office-kitano.co.jp
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 85 64 pascale@celluloid-dreams.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7, 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Kitano directs and stars in this astonishing contribution to a pop culture invention that has attained mythic proportions. Zatoichi arrives in a town dominated by gangs where he meets and helps two geishas who are out to avenge the murder of their parents. Hattori, a stoic ronin tormented by his past, appears around the same time and takes a job as an assassin for one of the gang lords. It is inevitable that Zatoichi and Hattori, two lethal swordsmen, will face each other. It only remains to be seen who will be left standing. Kitano has taken the iconic heft of the silhouette of Zatoichi and placed it at the centre of some of his most stunning visual compositions to date. The result is breathtaking. (Giovanna Fulvi)

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