• 2000
  • Japan
  • 2h 2min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
  • Written by: Takeshi Kitano
  • Cast: Beat Takeshi
  • Language: Japanese

Kitano plays the title role (interestingly, also his father's name), a small-time criminal who finds himself the surrogate father to nine-year-old Masao (Sekiguchi) when the boy sets off in search of the mother he has never met. In a departure from the gangster films his European reputation is built on, Kitano's sharply observed comic road movie shows the Japanese director/actor in more slapstick mode, giving his offbeat wit a freer rein.

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