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Takeshi Kitano

Kikujiro (Kikujiro)

122' - 1999 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Takeshi Kitano Composer: Joe Hisaishi With: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto
It’s summer and Masao has no one to play with. With soccer practice suspended and his friends away at the beach, living alone with his grandmother seems even less fun for a 9-year old boy. With address and photo in hand, Masao decides to take off in search of the mother he’s never met. But with little money and even less sense of direction, Masao can't go alone. A friend of his grandmother volunteers her husband, Kikujiro, to accompany the boy on his quest. Brash, loudmouthed and always on the lookout for easy money, the irresponsible Kikujiro hardly seems an ideal companion for anyone, let alone for a boy as sensitive as Masao. Their journey is a whimsical trip of laughter and tears with many a zany surprise and oddball characters to meet along the way.

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Takeshi Kitano


Joe Hisaishi


Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto


Takeshi Kitano

Director of Photography

Katsumi Yanagijima


Takeshi Kitano, Yoshinori Ohta


Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida

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