Kikujiro

"Grim"

Kikujiro Review


I'd describe Kikujuro if I could. Written, directed by, and starring Takeshi Kitano (best known for the Asia-meets-America gangsta flop Brother), the film is a road trip of two unlikely buds: a crotchety criminal (Kitano) and a doe-eyed little boy (Yusuke Sekiguchi) in search of his mother.

Somehow this bit of whimsy is combined with a pedophile who tries to molest the kid, a guy who spends most of the movie naked (his privates covered by animated butterflies), and a solid, but Western, soundtrack. The road trip itself tends to go around in circles, as does the movie. It's too bad, because Kitano wants to say something about the inexplicable nature of friendship a la Harold and Maude, but it's drowned by a ridiculous storyline and the jarring presence of naked man-buttocks,

Aka Kikujiro no natsu.



Kikujiro

Facts and Figures

Run time: 121 mins

In Theaters: Friday 26th May 2000

Production compaines: Nippon Herald Films, Bandai Visual Company, Office Kitano, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Kikujiro, as Masao, Kayoko Kishimoto as Kikujiros Frau, Yûko Daike as Masaos Mutter, as Masaos Grossmutter, Beat Kiyoshi as Mann an der Bushaltestelle, Gurêto Gidayû as Biker Fatso, as Biker Baldy, as Reisender Mann, Fumie Hosokawa as Jonglierende Fau, as Mann, Daigaku Sekine as Yakuza Boss, Makoto Inamiya as Yakuza Henchman, Hisahiko Murasawa as Yakuza Henchman, Fuyu Ooba as Hostess, Yôji Tanaka as Yakuza Henchman


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