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Bīto Takeshi

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Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, whom he has never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by the surly, middle-aged crook Kikujiro, who is none too happy being the chaperone. When Kikujiro gambles away all the travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa, 1932- Oshima ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
74 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zatoichi, a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend! Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge!
Hana-bi Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption
Johnny Mnemonic by Keanu Reeves ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second decade of the 21st century. Corporations rule. The world is threatened by a new plague: NAS. Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, fatal, epidemic, its cause and cure unknown. The corporations are opposed by the LoTeks, a resistance movement risen from the streets: hackers, data-pirates, guerrilla-fighters in the info-wars. The corporations defend themselves. They hire the Yakuza, the most powerful of all crime syndicates. They sheathe their data in black ice, lethal viruses waiting to burn the brains of intruders. But the LoTeks wait in their strongholds, in the old city cores, like rats in the walls of the world. The most valuable information must sometimes be entrusted to mnemonic couriers, elite agents who smuggle data in wet-wired brain implants. Johnny Mnemonic is one of these couriers. This is his story
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
58 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from Japan. Drama. Three love stories tinged with sadness: a young couple's love is ruined; a Yakuza boss pines for his former girlfriend; a fan displays his devotion to a disfigured pop star
Batoru rowaiaru tokubetsu-hen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation's youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left.' -- Container
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a ruthless battle for power several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over sake. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top or at least survive in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance
Brother by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war, a yakuza gangster is exiled to Los Angeles. He has a big bag of money and a really bad attitude and hooks up with his half-brother who is the leader of a small-time drug ring. Together, with a local street hustler, the brothers declare war on the other local drug traffickers. This ignites into the bloodiest, dirtiest, nastiest power struggle L.A. has ever seen
Gohatto Taboo ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan
Battle royale the complete collection by Kinji Fukasaku ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary 'Battle Royale' act. 42 students, three days, no rules, one survivor
Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of worlds cinema's most consistently interesting directors, Kitano Takeshi has the uncanny knack of being able to repeat himself without becoming tiresome. The lean and absorbing Sonatine, the filmmaker's fourth feature, bears all the trappings of a typical Kitano gangster flick: an impassive antihero, slapstick comedy, stylish mayhem, and an undercurrent of sadness. Sonatine is a strange hybrid, wedging the aimless story of a beach idyll into a straightforward genre picture. With his weathered face and unimposing slouch, Kitano is an unlikely candidate to play a cool antihero. But as with most of his movies, tight-lipped stoisism and coiled viciousness go a long way. Formally, the picture is as strong as anything Kitano has done. The stark and static compostions have cumulative power, creating a meditative mood thats almost alien to the genre. For all its deviations from the generic norm, the movie doesn't really tell us anything new; it's the telling that makes the movie worth watching. Familiar by Kitano's standards, Sonatine never fails to surprise anyway, a testament to the peculiarity of his vision.--Insert
Beyond outrage ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takeshi Kitano returns to his yakuza saga, Outrage, but this time a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld that the police hope starts a war between the crime families and that the families destroy each other
Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki Violent cop by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague, Iwaki is supplying drugs from within the police force. After Iwaki is murdered and Azuma's sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice
Batoru rowaiaru ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure; the battle royale act
Chi to hone ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kim is a despicable man who physically and emotionally assaults everyone around him. He abuses the workers at his fish cake factory, his mistress, his estranged wife, and his entire family. He has ruthlessly pursued success at any cost and wastes his earnings while keeping the people closest to him in desperate need
Kids return by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two high school students act out their rebellion against expectations of conformity in Japan
A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
Sonachine Sonatine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seasoned mobster goes to the island of Okinawa on a "peacekeeping" mission, even though he suspects his boss is secretly trying to eliminate him. Determined not to go down without a fight, he and his gang know exactly what they have to do
Hana-Bi by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption
 
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Beat, Takeshi
Beat Takeshi 1947-....
Bīto, Takeshi
Bīto Takeshi 1947-....
Bīto Takeshi 1948-...
Bītotakeshi
Bītotakeshi 1947-....
Bītotakeshi 1948-...
Kitano, Beat Takeshi
Kitano, Beat Takeshi 1947-
Kitano, Takeshi
Kitano, Takeshi 1947-
Kitano, Takeshi 1948-...
Kitano, Takeši 1947-
Takeshi.
Takeshi, Beat 1947-
Takeshi, Kitano
Takeshi, Kitano 1947-
Takeshi Kitano 1948-...
Китано, Такеси, 1947-
Китано, Такеши, 1947-
ビ-トたけし
ビート・たけし
ビート タケシ, 1947-
ビートたけし
ビートたけし 1947-
ビートたけし 1948-...
ビート武
北野 武 1947-....
北野, 武 1948-...
北野武
北野武 1947-
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Japanese (359)
English (91)
French (58)
Spanish (31)
Italian (18)
German (13)
Multiple languages (9)
Chinese (3)
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