Fireworks

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Overview

A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.

  1. Takeshi Kitano

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Takeshi Kitano

    Takeshi Kitano

    Nishi Yoshitaka

  2. Kayoko Kishimoto

    Kayoko Kishimoto

    Miyuki

  3. Ren Osugi

    Ren Osugi

    Horibe

  4. Susumu Terajima

    Susumu Terajima

    Nakamura

  5. Tetsu Watanabe

    Tetsu Watanabe

    Tesuka

  6. Hakuryu

    Hakuryu

    Yakuza-Mitglied

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Original Title はなび

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 28, 1997
    R, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

10.0
By John Chard

Drop Dead.

Hana-bi (AKA: Fireworks) is written and directed by Takeshi Kitano. It stars Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi and Susumu Terajima. Music is by Joe Hisaishi and cinematography by Hideo Yamamoto.

Yoshikata Nishi (Kitano) is a loose cannon police detective who quits the force after a tragic incident results in his partner, Horibe (Osugi), being confined to a wheelchair. His retirement brings him the time to care more for his seriously ill wife Miyuki (Kishimoto). Nishi can find no peace, though, more so as he has borrowed money from the Yakuza to pay for his wife's needs, and t... read the rest.

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