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Fireworks (1998)
Rating:
Starring: Kayoko Kishimoto, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Category: Suspense / Thriller, Foreign
Studio: New Yorker
Subtitles:
English
Length:
103 mins

 
 

 

"A masterpiece in violence!"-Melanie McFarland, The Seattle Times

International superstar Takeshi Kitano combines cool violence and powerful emotions to reinvent the gangster-film genre in his explosive and award-winning thriller, Fireworks.

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.

Hailed by critics around the world as one of the best films of the year, Fireworks combines visual poetry and heart-stopping action, marking Kitano as one of the most accomplished and exciting filmmakers working today.

 
 
   
   

 
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