Takeshi KITANO 北野武


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Kitano plays the famous blind swordsman Zatoichi who is travelling through ancient Japan fighting for justice. In a mountain village, he learns that the Ginzo gang is terrorizing the peasants. With the arrival of two geisha sisters wanting to avenge their parents death, the fight begins.

About Takeshi KITANO

Takeshi KITANO, born in Tokyo in 1947, is a film director, actor, author, television and radio host, painter, and comedian. His directing debut VIOLENT COP (1989) was a huge hit on the international scene. His follow-up feature HANA-­BI (1997) won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival while ZATOICHI (2003 / NC ’04) earned him a Silver Lion. The historical drama KUBI (2023 / NC ’24) is based on KITANO’s own novel of the same name and had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.