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Violent Cop

(Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki)
Japan 1989. Dir: Takeshi Kitano. 103 min. DCP

Dates and Venue 23-26 Feb | The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

Kitano is the "dirty Harry cop" in this film. He plays the role of Detective Azuma, a cop battling yakuza gangsters and corrupt police officials following the suicide of a colleague and the kidnapping of his own sister. Full review

 

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Boiling Point

(3-4x Jûgatsu)
Japan 1990. Dir: Takeshi Kitano. 96 min. DCP

Dates and Venue 23-26 Feb | The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

Kitano, this time playing a perverted bisexual gangster, again directs another outrageous and violent film. It's still the world of gangsters but focusing now on a timid, stupid character who reaches boiling point and becomes violent. Full review