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- Movie: Glory to the Filmmaker!
- Romaji: Kantoku · Banzai!
- Japanese: ばんざい! / 監督・ばんざい!
- Director: Takeshi Kitano
- Writer: Takeshi Kitano
- Producer: Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida
- Cinematographer: Katsumi Yanagishima
- Release Date: June 2, 2007
- Runtime: 104 Min.
- Production Company: Office Kitano, TV Asahi, Dentsu
- Distributor: Office Kitano
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Takeshi Kitano (played by Takeshi Kitano) is mired in a severe bought of writer’s block. He attempts to jump start his next film project by trying various other styles and genres. He first tries his hand at a Yasujiro Ozu like B/W pic, but the narrator (one of Kitano’s own assistants) states, "who wants to watch a boring film about 30 minutes of drinking?" Kitano then tries his hand at a mainstream romance film, but finds the genre just as problematic. Next up for Kitano would be to jump on the popular retro film bandwagon, but unlike “ Always Sunset on Third Street," Kitano doesn’t whitewash the more desperate moments from that era. Inevitably, he ditches the retro film idea. He then tries his hand at J-horror and martial arts films, but gives up on those ideas well. Finally, he settles on "The Promised Day," a sci-fi action film with heavy CG effects, which quickly morphs into a film about a grifter mom and daughter as they try to marry the daughter off to a wealthy man.
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