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Bīto Takeshi

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Ghost in the shell by Rupert Sanders( Visual )

19 editions published in 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Major', een cyberrobot, strijdt met haar legereenheid Sectie 9 tegen terroristische hackers
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

142 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es una película sobre el amor y se centra esencialmente en dos matrimonios: Nishi, el protagonista, y su mujer, afectada de una enfermedad mortal; y su compañero inválido, Horibe, abandonado por su mujer y su hija. También es una película sobre la violencia y la muerte; la lucha contra el asesino que se da a la fuga, la feroz batalla contra los gángsters por una deuda o la muerte de la hija de Nishi que se presenta como fondo de la historia. Hana (flor) Bi (fuego) nos habla de esa ternura amorosa y de esa crueldad. En otras palabras, del amor y de la muerte como las caras de una misma moneda. Película conocida también como Fireworks Tomado de
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 668 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 )

75 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 561 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, One Survivor, No Rules. Bonus features included
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 543 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 528 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 )

82 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 385 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
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 328 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
The Blind Swordsman : Zatoichi ; Sonatine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 325 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
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 316 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
Batoru rowaiaru : tokubetsu-hen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 315 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
Sonachine = Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

86 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 285 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
Brat by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, one a yakuza from Tokyo, the other the leader of a drug ring in Los Angeles, get together and declare war on other drug traffickers in Los Angeles
Zatoichi : the blind swordsman by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

109 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 245 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!
Boiling Point by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dos miembros de un equipo de baseball junior se ven mezclados con la yakuza local. Después de que su entrenador sea herido por ellos, los dos chicos se van de Okinawa para hacerse con un arma y vengarse. Allí, los dos jóvenes se hacen amigos de un psicótico yakuza retirado llamado Uehara, que tiene una deuda pendiente con la yakuza, por lo que no duda en acompañar a los dos chicos a Tokio y enfrentarse con la mafia japonesa. Tomado de
Beyond outrage( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 210 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
Violent Cop by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

66 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitano debuta en la dirección con la historia de un policía de métodos expeditivos que se ve envuelto en turbios asuntos al intentar salvar a un compañero corrupto que abandona una organización criminal de narcotraficantes. Su acción enfrentará a este policía violento con un cruel Yakuza que secuestra y droga a su hermana. Thriller recuperado en occidente en los años noventa -tras el éxito obtenido por sus posteriores películas-, Kitano ya de muestras de su singular universo en el que mezcla una violencia nada gratuita -que sacude la pantalla tras aparentes momentos de una calma casi poética- y una reflexión introspectiva del hombre y sus comportamientos. Tomado de FILMAFFINITY
Chi to hone by Yōichi Sai( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 179 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?
Arakimentari by Travis Klose( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wish I was a god with a thousand arms, each one with a camera." So says Nobuyoshi Araki, who with more than 350 photo books stakes the claim as the most published photographer in the world. While his work spans varied subjects, his erotic work is what made his reputation, one that is infamous as well as notorious. Provoking the sexual prudery of Japan, his work has shaped an entire culture and made him the country's face of sexual liberation. Filmmakers Travis Klose, Bjork, Takeshi Kitano, Daido Moriyama, Richard Kern and other collaborators and friends give further insight into understanding the life and mind of this artistic dynamo. Arakimentari is not merely a biographical exploration, but more of an attempt to understand one man's artistic life and character, and through him learn something about the nature of genius
A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Alternative Names
Beat, Takeshi

Beat, Takeshi 1947-

Bīto, Takeshi

Bīto, Takeshi 1947-

Bīto Takeshi 1948-...


Bītotakeshi 1947-....

Bītotakeshi 1948-...

Gitano, Dakesi

Gitano, Dakesi 1947-

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, 1947-

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

Takeshi Kitano japanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Takeshi Kitano Japans filmregisseur

Takeshi Kitano pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Takeshi Kitano regista, sceneggiatore e attore giapponese

Takeshi Kitano reżyser, aktor i pisarz japoński

Takeši Kitano japonský režisér a herec

Τακέσι Κιτάνο Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης, κωμικός, ηθοποιός, σεναριογράφος

Китано, Такеси

Китано, Такеси, 1947-

Китано, Такеши, 1947-

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-

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