Kikujiro

    Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • |
  • Runtime
    116 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    PG-13
  • |
  • Release Date
    2000
  • |
  • Countries
    Japan
  • |
  • Languages
    Japanese
  • |
DIRECTED BY:
Takeshi Kitano
WRITTEN BY:
Takeshi Kitano
CAST INCLUDES:
Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

In the tradition of CENTRAL STATION comes KIKUJIRO, the highly acclaimed film from Takeshi Kitano, the award-winning director of FIREWORKS, HANA-BI and SONATINE. The Cannes Film Festival Official Selection tells the story of a young boy who sets out on a journey, alone, to find his wayward mother. Soon, he encounters an unlikely protector in a crochety man, with whom he has a series of unexpected adventures. "The result," states the Los Angeles Times, "is a heart-tugger made totally irresistible because of the combination of Kitano's wry, sly sense of humor and his rigorous detachment."

SYNOPSIS

Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, a woman he’s never met. He’s accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by surly, middle-aged petty crook KIKUJIRO (Kitano), who is none too happy being the chaperone. When KIKUJIRO gambles away all of Masao’s travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of colorful strangers. Along the way, as the two share a series of wild and unpredictable adventures, they end up at a destination that neither of them could have imagined.

Kikujiro

    Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • |
  • Runtime
    116 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    PG-13
  • |
  • Release Date
    2000
  • |
  • Countries
    Japan
  • |
  • Languages
    Japanese
  • |
DIRECTED BY
Takeshi Kitano
WRITTEN BY
Takeshi Kitano
CAST INCLUDES
Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
In the tradition of CENTRAL STATION comes KIKUJIRO, the highly acclaimed film from Takeshi Kitano, the award-winning director of FIREWORKS, HANA-BI and SONATINE. The Cannes Film Festival Official Selection tells the story of a young boy who sets out on a journey, alone, to find his wayward mother. Soon, he encounters an unlikely protector in a crochety man, with whom he has a series of unexpected adventures. "The result," states the Los Angeles Times, "is a heart-tugger made totally irresistible because of the combination of Kitano's wry, sly sense of humor and his rigorous detachment."

Lonely nine-year-old Masao leaves Tokyo in search of his mother, a woman he’s never met. He’s accompanied on his journey across the Japanese countryside by surly, middle-aged petty crook KIKUJIRO (Kitano), who is none too happy being the chaperone. When KIKUJIRO gambles away all of Masao’s travel money, the two must rely on their wits and the kindness of colorful strangers. Along the way, as the two share a series of wild and unpredictable adventures, they end up at a destination that neither of them could have imagined.