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    Unique ID Code: 0000087450
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    Added on: 7/10/2006 21:45
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    Kikujiro (UK)

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    A Journey To Friendship
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 116 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Masao (Yusuke Sekiguchi) is a nine-year-old boy who is desperate to locate his long-lost biological mother. Abandoned by all of his friends for the summer holidays and with no one to accompany him on his quest, Masao is left in the care of layabout yakuza goon Kikujiro (Kitano) who doesn`t like children at all, least of all demanding nine-year-old boys. Over time, man and boy develop a fondness for one another, embarking on an adventure of sorts through the Japanese countryside to find the long-lost mother...

    Japanese actor/writer/director Takeshi Kitano is perhaps best known to international audiences for his violent and stylish crime flicks Violent Cop and Sonatine. For this film, he takes a change of pace to write, direct and star in a comic road movie about a magical friendship between a middle-aged man and a little boy.

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    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese

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    Directed By:
    Takeshi Kitano

    Written By:

    Rakkyo Ide
    Great Gidayu
    Kazuko Yoshiyuki
    Yuuko Daike
    Kayoko Kishimoto
    Yusuke Sekiguchi
    Takeshi Kitano

    Casting By:
    Takefumi Yoshikawa

    Soundtrack By:
    Joe Hisaishi

    Director of Photography:
    Katsumi Yanagishima

    Yoshinori Oota
    Takeshi Kitano

    Production Designer:
    Tatsuo Ozeki

    Takio Yoshida
    Masayuki Mori
    Shinji Komiya


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