Most widely held works about Bīto Takeshi
Most widely held works by Bīto Takeshi
Hana-bi Fireworks ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 462 libraries worldwide
A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption.
Johnny Mnemonic ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and French and held by 395 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.
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 355 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.
菊次郎の夏 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, whom he has never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by the surly, middle-aged crook Kikujiro, who is none too happy being the chaperone. When Kikujiro gambles away all the travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 315 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 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.
Boy by Bīto Takeshi ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
A collection of three short stories features two brothers at a school sports day, another pair of brothers who use astronomy to cope with the loss of their father, and an uncool teenage boy who meets a biker girl in Kyoto.
御法度 Taboo ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 234 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.
Brother ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 222 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.
ソナチネ Sonatine ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A seasoned mobster goes to the island of Okinawa on a "peacekeeping" mission, even though he suspects his boss is secretly trying to eliminate him. Determined not to go down without a fight, he and his gang know exactly what they have to do.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
Dolls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Dolls is the 10th film by acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. Focusing on three couples and the overpowering love that both drives and dooms them, the film is inspired by the beauty of traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theater.
Kikujiro 菊次郎の夏 ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, whom he has never met. He's accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by the surly, middle-aged crook Kikujiro, who is none too happy being the chaperone.
血と骨 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Kim is a despicable man who physically and emotionally assaults everyone around him. He abuses the workers at his fish cake factory, his mistress, his estranged wife, and his entire family. He has ruthlessly pursued success at any cost and wastes his earnings while keeping the people closest to him in desperate need.
A scene at the sea ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Japanese and French and held by 129 libraries worldwide
A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman.
Battle royale Batoru rowaiaru ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 129 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.
Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki Violent cop ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 127 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.
Kids return ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"Masaru and Shinji are two high school juvenile delinquents who spend their time extorting classmates for small change. After Masaru is beaten up by a former victim, the pair go to a local gym to learn how to box. Shinji, however, proves to have much more innate talent than Masaru, who abandons the sport to join the local yakuza gang. After Masaru's departure, Shinji falls in with Hayashi, an older boxer whose influence pulls the youth down. Meanwhile, Masaru's arrogant behavior is getting him into trouble with his gang."--Container.
3-4x10月 Boiling point ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own.
バトル・ロワイアル Battle royale ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 72 libraries worldwide
With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Dolls ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 61 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.
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