A Journey To Friendship
Running Time: 116 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
Content Type: Movie
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.
Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese
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