Hana-Bi Movie Review Summary

Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

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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

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs If this is a criminal POV story...    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets

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