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Bīto Takeshi

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Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

122 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 666 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
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tradition of Central Station comes KIKUJIRO the highly acclaimed new film from Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, the award-winning director of Fireworks (Hana-Bi) and Sonatine. Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, a woman he's never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by surly, middle-aged petty crook Kikujiro (Kitano), who is none too happy being the chaperone. When Kikujiro gambles away all of Masao's travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of colorful strangers. Along the way, as the two share a series of wild and unpredictable adventures, they end up at a destination that neither of them could have imagined."--Envase
Johnny Mnemonic by Robert Longo( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 518 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
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 496 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
Battle royale : the complete collection by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act". A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island - and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

69 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolls is the 10th film by acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. Focusing on three couples and the overpowering love that both drives and dooms them, the film is inspired by the beauty of traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theater
The Blind Swordsman : Zatoichi ; Sonatine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zatoichi -- A classic samurai epic that tells of a blind assassin desperately struggling to adhere to the strict code of the samurai. Sonatine -- Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war
Batoru rowaiaru : tokubetsu-hen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 319 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 )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly power struggle erupts between Tokyo's Yakuza clans in this edgy thriller from actor/director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano. Fearing that his trusted second-in-command, Ikemoto (Jun Kunimura), has struck a deal with his drug-dealing rivals, the Murase family, overall Yakuza clan boss 'The Chairman' (Soichiro Kitamura) orders Ikemoto to warn the Murases to back off. Realising he's under suspicion, Ikemoto passes the order onto his ageing underling Otomo (Kitano), telling him to use any means necessary. As Otomo takes his boss at h
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 311 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
Brother by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war, a yakuza gangster is exciled 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
Sonachine = Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

59 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 250 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
The blind swordsman : Zatoichi by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

100 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 232 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!
Beyond outrage( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manipulative police crackdown on organized crime ignites a tricky power struggle involving the two biggest yakuza families. The new young executives of the Sanno family are boiling the blood of the old yakuza gangs. The police prepare for a full-scale crackdown with cop Kataoka wanting to incite a war between the families. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) - the rumoured-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka's manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war
3-4x 10-gatsu = Boiling point( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own
Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki = Violent cop by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 173 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
Chi to hone by Yōichi Sai( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed actor/director "Beat" Takeshi Kitano turns in a riveting performance in the powerful and harrowing drama Blood and Bones! Kitano stars as Shunpei Kim, a Korean immigrant in Japan whose life is a troubled tableau of cruelty, abuse, and snarling, sudden violence. Kim is a despicable creature, who physically and sexually assaults his estranged wife, abuses workers at his fish cake factory, and gambles away his earnings instead of using them to feed his family. When his ruthless ways result in success, Shunpei opens up a loan-sharking business, bringing even more potential victims into his destructive orbit. As the years pass, Shunpei's continuing heartlessness reveals the ugly and even uniquely human in his daily life in Osaka's Korean ghetto. Shunpei is a cunning survivor, but at what terrible cost?
A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor
Kids return by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two high school students act out their rebellion against expectations of conformity in Japan
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Alternative Names
Beat, Takeshi

Beat, Takeshi 1947-

Bīto, Takeshi

Bīto, Takeshi 1947-

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Bītotakeshi 1948-...

Kitano, Beat Takeshi

Kitano, Beat Takeshi 1947-

Kitano, Takeshi

Kitano, Takeshi 1947-

Kitano, Takeshi 1948-...

Kitano, Takeshi, Beat, 1947-

Kitano, Takesi

Kitano, Takeši 1947-

Kitano Takesi japán humorista, filmszínész


Takeshi, Beat 1947-

Takeshi, Kitano

Takeshi, Kitano 1947-

Takeshi Kitano 1948-...

Takeshi Kitano actor, cineasta, comediante, escritor, poeta, pintor y diseñador de videojuegos japonés

Takeshi Kitano Ein japanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Takeshi Kitano Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter

Takeshi Kitano Japans filmregisseur

Takeshi Kitano regista, sceneggiatore e attore giapponese

Takeshi Kitano reżyser, aktor i pisarz japoński

Takeši Kitano japonský režisér a herec

Китано, Такеси

Китано Такэши

Кітано Такесі японський комік, актор, автор, поет, художник і кінорежисер

Такеси Китано

Такеси Китано 1947-

Такеши Китано

Такеши Китано 1947-

Такэси Китано японский кинорежиссёр, актёр, сценарист, писатель, поэт, художник, телеведущий

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טקאשי קיטאנו

تاكيشي كيتانو

تاکشی کیتانو

تاکیشی کیتانۆ

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기타노 다케시

북야무 1947-

비토 다케시 1947-

비트, 다케시 1947-

キタノ, タケシ

キタノ, タケシ 1947-


ビ-トたけし 1947-


ビート, たけし 1947-


ビートたけし 1947-

ビートたけし 1948-...

ビートたけし 日本のお笑いタレント、司会者、映画監督、俳優


北野, 武

北野, 武 1947-

北野, 武 1948-...


北野武 1947-

Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki = Violent copMerry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceBoyBeat Takeshi vs. Takeshi Kitano'Beat' Takeshi Kitano