Takeshi Kitano (北野 武 ) is a director, actor, author, and screenwriter, known exclusively for his filmwork. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし).

Hana-bi (はなび), a 1997 film written, directed and edited by Takeshi Kitano.
Kitano plays Yoshitaka Nishi, a violent police detective who had to retire from the police after a tragic accident during a detention: detective Tanaka is killed by the suspect, while two other detectives, Nakamura and Horiba, were severely injured.


Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武 ) is a director, actor, author, and screenwriter, known exclusively for his filmwork. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし).