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Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima View All


Takeshi Kitano (Director), Takeshi Kitano (Writer) View All

Released: Sep. 28th, 1997
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
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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While I don't think it's likely to up-end Sonatine as my favourite Kitano film any time soon, Fireworks is easily the purest distillation of everything that defines Kitano as a filmmaker while also managing to be a strong film in its own right.
In my view this is a film which very much proves less can quite easily result in more when done well, as evidenced at times by the paucity of dialogue.