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  • Movie: Hana-bi
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 1997
  • Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 191 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5793
  • Watchers: 371

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Kitano plays Nishi, a violent and unpredictable police detective who quits the force after a terrible incident results in his partner, Horibe (Ren Osugi), needing to use a wheelchair. After his retirement he spends much of his time looking after his wife Miyuki (Kayoko Kishimoto), who has leukemia. The film moves at a deliberate pace and devotes much time to exploring their relationship. Nishi has also borrowed money from the Yakuza to pay for his wife's needs, and is having difficulty repaying them. Meanwhile, Horibe takes up painting and creates works of art that are surrealistic and beautiful. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 1997
  • Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 191 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5793
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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pattyrn4
2 people found this review helpful
May 9, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Beat Takeshi plays a tough cop who is distraught over his dying wife. The story is unique and original. It definitely demands your attention and is quite violent. At times the show is slow and deliberate. At times there is humor. But it always returns to violence and gets your attention. I felt quite empty at the end, so I don't highly recommend it unless you are looking for something violent and quite different.
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JustOneMoreEpisode
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Oct 25, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
A work of beauty. The number of Kitano Takeshi films I've seen is very limited so I wasn't sure how I was going to experience this. I can safely say that it was not disappointing in any way.

It is violent, bloody and depressing. But with all that going on, something about it was really sweet.

The film had long periods of silence which was not a bad thing at all and Hisaishi Joe's music makes the whole experience complete.

With that title, I expected more fireworks. An amazing work overall and definitely a must watch.
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