HANA-BI aka FIREWORKS is a movie written and directed by japanese star Takeshi "Beat" Kitano in 1997. Winner of the Golden Lion of the 1997 Venice Film Festival.
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Takeshi Kitano plays the character of Nishi, a talented policeman, married to a wife suffering from a terminal disease. While visiting her at the hospital, his partner gets badly wounded during a stakeout. Nishi, feeling guilty, leaves the police force and robs a bank in order to offer to his wife a last trip in the japanese countryside. But soon yakuzas and his previous partners are hunting them.
Violent and excellent.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler