Japanese film icon Beat Takeshi writes, directs, edits and stars as himself and his own doppelganger in this surreal, comic fantasy about a convenience store clerk, Kitano (Takeshi), who dreams of becoming his lookalike superstar, Beat Takeshi (er, Takeshi again). As the lives of these two very different men unexpectedly overlap, Kitano's fantasy life begins to take over and when he buys an array of handguns, under the guise of preparing for a role, things are set to get way out of hand. Those unfamiliar with Takeshi may find this all a bit bemusing, but Beat fans will find plenty to enjoy.

Year: 2005
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language Films, Fantasy Films, Japanese Cinema, Filmmaking
Country: Japan
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyono, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Terajima Susumu, Tetsu Watanabe
Duration: 102 Minutes
Rating: R16
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)



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