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Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

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Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)
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Tough guy Kikujiro is an unlikely candidate to take a sensitive 8-year-old boy Masac on a quest to find the mother he's never met. But they're off on a trek through contemporary Japan, where they encounter an odd assortment of of offbeat characters. The wandering duo's adventure take them on a madcap tour of the Japanese counrtyside - from the races to an abandoned high-class hotel, and even to a gangster-infested carnival. Kikujiro is about children's games, and how they make us see exactly what went wrong in our own lives. Sony Pictures

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro hardly seems the ideal companion for little Masao who is determined to travel long distances to see the mother he has never met. Their excursion to the cycle races is the first of a series of adventures for the unlikely pair which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a wide array of surprises and odd ball characters to meet along the way. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0199683/plotsummary)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

When words like "sweet" pop up in a review of a Takeshi Kitano film, you want to check that billing again. But yes, this really is Beat Takeshi, the funkiest dead-eyed gangster in Japanese cinema, in a gooey road movie about a glum orphan and a bumbling would-be tough guy who becomes his droopy guardian angel. The shambling walk is the same, as is the blank expression that twists into a cockeyed smile, and the film erupts (albeit infrequently) into sadistic bouts of petty violence. Takeshi is something between a gruff teddy bear and a bully as the former criminal turned unlikely babysitter who, on a whim, decides to hit the road in search of the kid's long lost mother. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi "Beat" Kitano got his start as a comedian in Japan, before his movie transformation into the familiar deadeyed killer. "Kikujiro" shows that he has not forgotten his roots. Here, the two Takeshi's blend in the character of an ex-Yakuza, who may not have a heart of gold, but at least bronze. Together with the gloomiest boy in Japan, they head off in a traditional road movie full of bumbles and discoveries. "Kikujiro" is an incredibly sweet and of-kilter film. Quirky, subtly humorous, at times intense and disturbing, at times charming and disarming, Takeshi guides the film across the winding course of its plot, encountering a host of equally odd characters and situations. (amazon.com)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

A woman juggler and her boyfriend the human robot, the fat and skinny bikers and the hippy thief all join in the journey with our odd couple. With each additional cast member, the story takes another unexpected twist. While a comedy, don't expect any gut-busting laughs. The humor is more bizarre and situational, the laughs are more smirks and good feelings. The pace is slow and patient, taking a long time to build the story and the characters. The images are beautiful, and the director takes some chances with his camera work that all work out well. "Kikujiro" is daring in its own way, while remaining heartwarming and affectionate. (amazon.com)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)

Takeshi Kitano-Kikujirô no natsu (1999)