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Hana-bi | はなび

Takeshi Kitano Japan, 1997

bvjkr's rating of the film Fireworks

"What's the use of watering dead flowers?" A masterpiece, undoubtedly. The tenderness of the film's melancholic feel is juxtaposed with the violent scenes - a film that explores life, its worth and meaning; death and its beauty and humanistic side. All the concepts focused on are carefully interwoven with art and its significance in human lives. A director whose other works I wish to see now.