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The paintings that appear throughout the movie were painted by Takeshi Kitano himself after his near-fatal motorcycle accident in August 1994.
I had forgotten how good this movie was. Amazing directing and editing, great acting from Kitano as the silent cop.
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This movie ranks #41 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
This movie ranks #102 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
This movie ranks #203 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #221 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #411 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #576 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #909 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die