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Bīto Takeshi

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Ghost in the shell by Rupert Sanders( Visual )

28 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

135 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From visionary director Takeshi Kitano, comes the story of Nishi, a beleaguered Japanese police officer. His wife, Miyuki, is suffering from leukemia, and his partner, Horibe, is paralyzed after gangsters violently attacked him. Nishi is fed up, and wants to give up his job in order to be with Miyuki. To do so, he is forced to borrow money from the Yakuza, and then, to clear his debt, he robs a bank. The Yakuza, however, are not pleased so easily, and they continue to hound Nishi for more money. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the César Awards. "HANA-BI is a rare and unique portrayal of violence, futile anger and defiance."--Jordan Adcock, CineVue
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 648 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
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 511 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 )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 510 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 )

86 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three intertwining stories of undying love inspired by traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theatre
Batoru rowaiaru : tokubetsu-hen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 305 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 )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 298 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
Brother by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 286 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
The Blind Swordsman : Zatoichi ; Sonatine( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 283 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 )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 263 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
Sonachine = Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

87 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 257 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
Boiling Point by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ono Masahiko is an unlucky gas station attendant who belongs to a losing junior baseball team. When the local yakuza threaten and capture his coach, he and a friend get more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge
Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki = Violent cop by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

77 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 239 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
Battle royale by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, the Japanese government creates an annual battle royale in which a group of ninth-graders are sent to a remote, deserted island and given three days to kill each other until only one remains
Beyond outrage( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 209 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 (Takeshi 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"--Container
Chi to hone by Yōichi Sai( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 176 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?
Battle royale = Batoru rowaiaru by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometime in the near future, near anarchy has broken out in Japan. The government responds by passing the Battle Royale Act, a piece of legislation mandating that a group of young people - and only young people - are forcibly marooned together on an island, and forced to kill each other until one survivor is left. If more than one is still alive after three days, every survivor will be killed. The film follows a class of 14-year-olds who believe they're on a school trip, when they are drugged. They wake up, in a derelict building on a deserted island; they're each given enough provisions for three days, a weapon, and the ultimatum. This version contains eight minutes of additional material not included in the theatrical release
Zatoichi by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

81 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beat is a blind wanderer whose humble facade disguises his prodigious skills as a master swordsman, gifted with a lightning fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Arriving in a remote mountain town, he finds its people terrorised by the ruthless Ginzo gang and their might samurai ronin Hattari, who mercilessly dispose of all who get in their way. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi's path is destined for many violent confrontations"--Container
Battle royale : the complete collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle royale: 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. Battle royale 2: revenge: A class of junior-high students is set the mission of killing an international terrorist
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Boiling Point Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki = Violent cop
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Beat, Takeshi

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Bīto, Takeshi

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Gitano, Dakesi

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Kitano, Beat Takeshi

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Kitano, Takesi

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Kitano Takesi japán humorista, filmszínész


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

Takeshi Kitano ator

Takeshi Kitano cinéaste, artiste japonais

Takeshi Kitano Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter and video game designer

Takeshi Kitano japanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

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Takeshi Kitano regista, sceneggiatore e attore giapponese

Takeshi Kitano reżyser, aktor i pisarz japoński

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Τακέσι Κιτάνο Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης, κωμικός, ηθοποιός, σεναριογράφος

Китано, Такеси, 1947-

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Китано Такэши

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

Такеси Китано

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Такеши Китано

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

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기타노 다케시

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キタノ, タケシ

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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

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