Aniki by Takeshi Kitano.
Since his 1989 directorial debut, Kitano has written, directed, edited or starred in almost a film per year without losing the momentum of his originality and heightened artistic sensibility. The extraordinary success of 1997’s Hana-bi (1997) confirmed Kitano’s place as a leading figure of international cinema. Among its numerous awards, Hana-bi won Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion and was named Best Non-European Film by the European Film Academy. “Hana-bi” was cited on numerous ‘Best Films of the Year’ lists, often in the no.1 position.

Brother by Takeshi KitanoAs in a previous post listed, Brother is one of my favourite movies. After all, cinema has been around for more than a century. There are many great masters. I feel like doing a very classical movie now, to challenge the giants.Takeshi Kitano Despite of its violent charm and strong one-liners, the music is one of the best parts of Kitano’s gangster drama.

Video: Aniki, Mon Frere



 

Mo: What are you guys gonna do?
Ken: Cut his finger off.
Mo: What happens when you cut his finger off?
Kato: Ummm… he can’t sing straight anymore.



Aniki, Mon Frere

Aniki, Mon Frere