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2,384 Ratings



Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 1997
Crime, Drama, Romance


Actor and auteur Takeshi Kitano wrote, directed, edited, and starred in this unusual crime drama. He plays Nishi, a policeman whose emotions seem to run on extreme paths—either quiet contentment or brutal rage. In order to do right by those he loves, he’ll have to make some questionable decisions.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Golden Lion

Sundance Film Festival


Independent Spirit Awards

1999 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival


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