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Year: 2005
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Beat Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyono, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Ohsugi, Susumu Terajima, Tetsu Watanabe, Akihiro Miwa
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 108 mins
UK Certificate: tbc
UK Release Date: 12 February 2010 (Limited Release)
(in Japanese)

Beat Takeshi lives the busy, and sometimes surreal, life of a show biz celebrity. But his blond look-alike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, is still an unknown actor waiting for his big break.

After crossing paths with Beat and a series of frustrating auditions, Kitano seems to mysteriously fall into a fantasy state highlighted by aspects of Beat's real life and violent onscreen persona...

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