Hana-bi

Year:
1997
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OFFICE KITANO and NIPPON HERALD

BANDAI VISUAL, TV TOKYO, TOKYO FM

and OFFICE KITANO present

TAKESHI KITANO - VOLUME 7

Produced by MASAYUKI MORI

Starring

BEAT TAKESHI and KAYOKO KISHIMOTO

Music by

JOE HISAISHI:

Written, Directed and Edited by

TAKESHI KITANO:

"DROP DEAD"

Detective Horibe, were you and Nishi

classmates in junior high?

In senior high, too.

And your wives are friends, too?

That's right. Do you remember where, Nishi?

At an amusement park.

We met them there, didn't we?

Nishi got the pretty one

and I got the dog.

What are you laughing at?

Hey. Stop the car.

Go get some bean cakes.

Yes, sir.

How is your wife?

It's been two years, hasn't it?

My wife is healthy as hell, but...

Must be tough.

Been to the hospital lately?

The stakeout is near the hospital,

so go see her today.

No.

Come on. It won't affect our work.

How much?

1,200 yen.

For only the bean cakes?

Yes, just the bean cakes.

Idiot! Theres too much...

for just the three of us?

You pay for it.

But...

These are the wrong ones.

I wanted some with chestnuts.

You mean the steamed ones?

As long as there not from the hot springs.

It's ridiculous. I might have to go

to an amusement park without any sleep.

I must have spoiled my daughter.

Dammit! Don't you know how to park?

Nishi, I'll go check.

Don't play catch here, you idiots!

Sorry.

How is it?

No way he'd come here.

After that incident,

he won't return to his flat.

What was the chief thinking?

You could be right.

Is that how you dress for a stakeout?

It's not appropriate.

You're not on a date.

Nishi's going to see his wife at hospital,

so can you stay on?

I have a date tonight.

What the hell.

How is Nishi's wife?

Not too good, I hear.

Is it cancer?

Watch what you say.

Their daughter... it was tragic.

She was only four or five, wasn't she?

The child's death was a greater shock.

I visited his wife a while ago.

She didn't speak a word.

I'm grateful my wife's healthy.

Must be harder on Nishi.

His daughter dies, his wife gets sick...

And he's a goddamn cop.

So busy he can't even visit her.

Well, I'll stay on.

Never mind, Tanaka. You're a family man.

Come on. Stay on for three hours.

No, I can't.

All right. I'll stay. You can go.

Can I get a lift?

Is your wife all right?

I'll visit her next time.

Hello. It's me.

I can't come home tonight.

I know that.

What can I do? It's work.

Let me talk to Michi.

Michi, it's Daddy.

I'm at work now.

Amusement park? Next time.

What? You drew a picture?

Where did you draw it?

You shouldn't do such a thing.

Yes, it's very pretty.

Drive me to Shibuya.

I can't.

My date's waiting in Shibuya.

No. I have to wait for him.

In that case, I'll go by cab.

Is Nishi's wife really dying?

Dammit. Don't say that.

It's bad luck.

Isn't it leukemia or something?

Why don't you shut up?

Excuse me.

The doctor wants to speak to you.

Even modern medicine

can't work miracles.

Only so much we can do.

I think

it would be better to take her home.

The child's death

was a real blow to her.

It's better to rest at home

than remain in the hospital.

Excuse me. Would you please call

Mr. Nishi.

Wait a moment.

Mr. Nishi, a visitor for you.

Detective Horibe's been shot.

Even when you're married

people only think about themselves.

When I came home

my wife and kid refused to look at me.

The lights weren't even on.

They just said good-bye.

Now that I'm a mess

they left me. Just like that.

In a way, I might be

better off without them...

But I've got nothing to do.

My mom tells me I should

take up a hobby or something.

She suggested joining a haiku club.

Is she out of her mind?

Work is all I've known

since I was young.

But since I'm living by the seaside

I should maybe take up painting.

I've never drawn anything.

I don't know where to start.

And the materials don't come cheap.

Don't get me wrong, it's not your fault Nishi.

Maybe I'll buy a beret.

It will be all right.

Your too kind.

After all, my husband

died in the line of duty.

Because of the recession,

good jobs are hard to come by

but I'm helping out at a deli and...

The problem is...

My son sometimes tells me

he misses his father. It's so sad...

But, I'm sure he'll soon understand.

We'll be okay.

It's time. I have to go back to work.

I've decided

to finally get married.

With whom?

I really wasn't serious about her, but

when I was injured,

she visited me every day.

I was touched by that.

Please take it.

Excuse me.

Hello.

Kudo speaking.

The other day,

I went to see Mr. Horibe.

He seemed so lonely.

They were such a close-knit family,

but his wife and child left him.

You really shouldn't

feel guilty about it.

Tanaka's death wasn't your fault.

He died in the line of duty, too.

It was nobody's fault.

Welcome. This way, please.

Shut up.

Your order, sir?

Nothing, you bastard.

Hey, Nishi.

The boss is really pissed.

You haven't paid interest for this month.

Best that you pay up on time.

You know how we yakuza are?

After all, you were a cop.

Without the badge, he's just an ordinary guy.

He's less than that. He's a bum.

How is your wife?

These are the usual pills.

They won't do her much good.

Don't think about it too much.

When you're with her,

try talking to her.

If you like, why don't you

take her on a trip?

If anything happens, call me.

This shirt might be too big for you.

Still, you can have it.

Please try to be more careful.

Hello...

It's Horibe...

He attempted suicide.

Luckily the landlord found him.

I think he'll make it...

but he took a lot of sleeping pills.

Are his wife and daughter there?

Seems to be sleeping now.

He should be okay in a couple of days.

Shall we leave?

I'm getting off here.

I'll take you home.

It's okay. I'm getting off.

Stop the car.

What kind of detective was Mr. Nishi?

He was a great cop.

Decorated many times.

He and Mr. Horibe were a perfect team.

Whenever Mr. Horibe got too rough

Mr. Nishi would stop him.

You haven't paid your previous debts

and yet you want another 4 million?

Then there's the interest on top.

Why loan you more money?

You poked one of my guy's eye out.

Who's going to pay the medical fees?

Is that a loan, too?

I've got a great idea.

If he can't pay back, he can work for us.

What do you have in mind?

My bodyguard or whatever.

That'll be great.

We can show him how to

kill a cop.

But when Mr. Nishi hit the roof,

he was more frightening.

Like that case...

When he emptied his gun into a dead man.

Hey.

Hi.

How are you?

We're doing all right.

Watch where you're going, a**hole.

Your fault. I had right of way.

On narrow roads, big cars should yield!

Are you kidding?

What?

Driving such a tiny car.

What's it to you?

Fix it yourself.

Mind your own business.

Really want me to do that?

What the hell...

I'll mind my own business.

I'm sorry. Forgive me.

You a**hole.

Where is he?

In a coffee shop.

He's armed, and we can't get near.

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese comedian, television personality, director, actor, author, and screenwriter. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, abroad he is known almost entirely for his filmwork. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし, Bīto Takeshi). Kitano rose to prominence in the 1970s as one half of the comedy duo Two Beat, before going solo and becoming one of the three biggest comedians in the country. After several small acting roles, he made his directorial debut with 1989's Violent Cop and garnered international acclaim for Sonatine (1993). But he was not accepted as a director in Japan until Hana-bi won the Golden Lion in 1997. In October 2017, Kitano's completed his Outrage crime trilogy with the release of Outrage Coda.He has received critical acclaim for his idiosyncratic cinematic work, winning numerous awards with Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa having once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Many of Kitano's films are dramas about yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where little appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak worldview, but are also filled with humor and affection for their characters. more…

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