Rent Fireworks (1997)

3.7 of 5 from 148 ratings
1h 43min
Rent Fireworks (aka Hana-Bi) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Former Police officer Nishi (Takeshi Kitano) feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe (Ren Ôsugi) has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness...
Actors:
, , , , , , Yasuei Yakushiji, Tarô Itsumi, , , , , , , Tokio Seki, , Hitoshi Nishizawa, , Shoko Kitano, Kiyoko Kitazawa
Directors:
Producers:
Masayuki Mori, Yasushi Tsuge, Takio Yoshida
Writers:
Takeshi Kitano
Aka:
Hana-Bi
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Awards:

1997 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2001
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Documentary
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/01/2016
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Documentary Plus Interview from the Film's Original Release
  • Audio Commentary by Film Critic Mark Schilling
  • New Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Fireworks

Remote - Fireworks review by JD

Spoiler Alert
03/03/2011

The style of direction did not appeal to me. There are long scenes of quiet, unemotional ordinariness punctuated with extreme violence. The characters are cold and remote. I was not captured, as a previous reviewer, by any strong emotions. The main character is unlucky but any sense of compassion is lost by the constant use of flashbacks and forwards.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Inadequate subtitles - Fireworks review by RB

Spoiler Alert
18/12/2011

The film is in Japanese. Three characters will have a conversation for a minute and the subtitle will say something like "yes yesterday" What ! How am I suppose to follow that?

Whether this film is good or bad I could not say because the lack of proper subtitles render watching it a pointless exercise. I felt really annoyed that I had to turn it off after 15 mins .

Sort the subtitles out.

Richard

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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