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Bīto Takeshi

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member 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
Johnny Mnemonic by Robert Longo( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 508 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
Kikujirō no natsu by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 500 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
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by John Nathan( Visual )

63 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zatoichi, a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend! Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge!
Battle royale : the complete collection by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

65 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food and various arms. They have to fight each other three days long until the last one remains and are forced to wear a special collar which will explode when they break a rule
Hana-bi Fireworks by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: "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 ... combines cool violence and powerful emotions"--Container
Dolls by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

63 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member 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
Batoru rowaiaru tokubetsu-hen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 321 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 Carlos Saura( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a ruthless battle for power several yakuza clans vie for the favour of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over sake. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top or at least survive in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 295 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
Brother by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war, a yakuza gangster is exciled 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
Sonachine Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 225 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
Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki Violent cop by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitano debuta en la dirección con la historia de un policía de métodos expeditivos que se ve envuelto en turbios asuntos al intentar salvar a un compañero corrupto que abandona una organización criminal de narcotraficantes. Su acción enfrentará a este policía violento con un cruel Yakuza que secuestra y droga a su hermana. Thriller recuperado en occidente en los años noventa -tras el éxito obtenido por sus posteriores películas-, Kitano ya de muestras de su singular universo en el que mezcla una violencia nada gratuita -que sacude la pantalla tras aparentes momentos de una calma casi poética- y una reflexión introspectiva del hombre y sus comportamientos. Tomado de FILMAFFINITY
Kids return by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masaru and Shinji are two delinquent teenage slackers who cut classes, play pranks on their teachers and extort money from their fellow students. With little prospects for the future, the two drop out of school. Shinji, the shy one of the pair shows a real flair for boxing. Masura, the loud mouth, talks his way into the local Yakuza gang. But just as they're about to attain success in their new professions, the past returns to haunt them."
A guru is born : a novel by Bīto Takeshi( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kazuo, a haplessand aimless young man, happens upon a demonstration of an old guru's mystical powers and feels--for the first time in his life--a sense of purpose. He impulsively joins the guru's sect and is swept up into life in a religious order. The guru's right-hand man Shiva and Youth Group director Komamura have completely opposite views on faith and what the purpose of their order should be, and Kazuo has his eyes opened to the fact that behind the order's pious façade lies towering egos, financial trickery, betrayal, backstabbing and seduction."--Page 4 of cover
Takeshi Kitano l'imprévisible by Jean-Pierre Limosin( Visual )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store chasier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, Kitano seems to begin hallucinating about becoming Beat"--IMDB
Arakimentari by Travis Klose( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wish I was a god with a thousand arms, each one with a camera." So says Nobuyoshi Araki, who with more than 350 photo books stakes the claim as the most published photographer in the world. While his work spans varied subjects, his erotic work is what made his reputation, one that is infamous as well as notorious. Provoking the sexual prudery of Japan, his work has shaped an entire culture and made him the country's face of sexual liberation. Filmmakers Travis Klose, Bjork, Takeshi Kitano, Daido Moriyama, Richard Kern and other collaborators and friends give further insight into understanding the life and mind of this artistic dynamo. Arakimentari is not merely a biographical exploration, but more of an attempt to understand one man's artistic life and character, and through him learn something about the nature of genius
Boy by Bīto Takeshi( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
Asakusa kid : récit by Takashi Kitano( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'autofiction de Takeshi Kitano, fils de Yakuza, né 25 ans plus tôt, dans un arrondissement populaire de la capitale nippone, nous conte comment pour devenir acteur, le comique que l'on connaît accepte de se fondre dans le décor : garçon d'ascenseur, homme de ménage, régisseur de théâtre de strip-tease. Une critique de la société japonaise
Kitano par Kitano by Bīto Takeshi( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je suis venu au cinéma un peu comme on vient au monde. Par hasard." Takeshi Kitano, l'un des plus grands cinéastes japonais, se raconte dans cette autobiographie née de plusieurs années d'entretiens avec le journaliste français Michel Temman. Comment être à la fois un showman célèbre et un cinéaste exigeant? Kitano n'en revient pas de sa " destinée ", lui l'autodidacte qui n'a jamais oublié ses origines modestes. Takeshi Kitano se souvient de sa jeunesse dans le Japon de l'après-guerre : une enfance interdite, une famille nombreuse entassée dans la misère d'un quartier populaire, la passion pour les sciences, ses rêves d'explorateur, les études qu'il poursuit, malgré la pauvreté, grâce à sa mère. Le père, enfin." Je ne lui adressais jamais la parole. Lui ne me disait jamais rien." Des sketchs provocateurs de son alter ego télévisé Beat Takeshi, au cinéma vu comme rédemption tardive : une esthétique de la violence, une musique envoûtante, des antihéros solitaires et torturés, deviennent ses marques de fabrique, comme dans Sonatine. Pour la première fois, Takeshi Kitano révèle dans cette autobiographie d'une étonnante vitalité son engagement humanitaire en Afrique autant que sa vision pessimiste du Japon, colonisé par l'Amérique et acculturé. Une vision très personnelle de la vie, entre acharnement au travail, bouddhisme zen et épicurisme
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A guru is born : a novel
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Beat, Takeshi

Beat, Takeshi 1947-

Bīto, Takeshi

Bīto, Takeshi 1947-

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Kitano, Beat Takeshi

Kitano, Beat Takeshi 1947-

Kitano, Takeshi

Kitano, Takeshi 1947-

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Kitano, Takesi

Kitano, Takeši 1947-

Kitano Takesi japán humorista, filmszínész


Takeshi, Beat 1947-

Takeshi, Kitano

Takeshi, Kitano 1947-

Takeshi Kitano 1948-...

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

Takeshi Kitano Ein japanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Takeshi Kitano Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter

Takeshi Kitano Japans filmregisseur

Takeshi Kitano regista, sceneggiatore e attore giapponese

Takeshi Kitano reżyser, aktor i pisarz japoński

Takeši Kitano japonský režisér a herec

Китано, Такеси

Китано Такэши

Кітано Такесі

Такеси Китано

Такеси Китано 1947-

Такеши Китано

Такеши Китано 1947-

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

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기타노 다케시

북야무 1947-

비토 다케시 1947-

비트, 다케시 1947-

キタノ, タケシ

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ビ-トたけし 1947-


ビート, たけし 1947-


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北野, 武

北野, 武 1947-

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Sono otoko kyobo ni tsuki Violent copA guru is born : a novelBoy'Beat' Takeshi Kitano