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Nenad

Great movie: violent, but it has quiet and poetic moments as well. I liked the contrast between the jaded ex-cop who doesn't care anymore (Kitano) and his paralyzed friend also ex-cop who takes painting. See it

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Dylan

This is one of my favorite films, and in my opinion the most accessible of Takeshi Kitano's movies. It's a crime movie, with real tenderness. I'd start with this film and then move on to the other Kitano titles on Kanopy.

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