はなび - Hana-bi

DVD - 2017 | Japanese
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Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horbie has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Film Movement,, [2017]
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Branch Call Number: DVD Hana JPN


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Nov 10, 2017

Somber, quiet, thoughtful and unsettling. Perhaps his best film. In this film we see less of the flashy Beat Takeshi and more of a Kitano Takeshi working along the lines that less is more.

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