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1,760 Ratings


Kikujirô no natsu

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 1999
Comedy, Drama


Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano) hardly seems the ideal companion for little Masao who is determined to travel long distances to see the mother he has never met… When his wife gives him 50,000 yen to travel with Masao, the journey begins.

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Kikujiro Directed by Takeshi Kitano

Critics reviews

These lacks of interconnectedness are why Kikujiro has only gotten better with age, though its mainstream popularity has inspired many to cast it aside as cute but overrated. . . . Not only does the journal inform the film’s form, but also its narrative, filtered through the dry, aimless, and offbeat humor of a child, indulging in a silliness without ironic excess.
March 23, 2017
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