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Status: Released

Runtime: 103

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Language: ja

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  •  R

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  • Hana-Bi
Content Score: 100


7.1/10 (41 votes)


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


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Director: Takeshi Kitano

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano
as Nishi Yoshitaka

Kayoko Kishimoto

Kayoko Kishimoto
as Miyuki

Ren Osugi

Ren Osugi
as Horibe

Susumu Terajima

Susumu Terajima
as Nakamura

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A review 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.