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Kids Return
8.0
/10
2,210 Ratings

KIDS RETURN

Kizzu ritân

Directed by Takeshi Kitano (Beat Takeshi)
Japan, 1996
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Masaru and Shinji, two teenage friends, spend most of their school days harassing classmates and playing pranks. Dropping out, they take different paths: one becomes a small-time boxer, the other one a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with each other.

Synopsis

Masaru and Shinji, two teenage friends, spend most of their school days harassing classmates and playing pranks. Dropping out, they take different paths: one becomes a small-time boxer, the other one a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up with each other.

Our take

A coming-of-age gem, Takeshi Kitano’s spirited look at teenage delinquency delicately tempers its violent provocations with tender moments of male camaraderie and affection. Featuring gorgeous music by Joe Hisaishi and an unforgettable color palette, Kids Return is a richly emotional paean to youth.