Theatrical poster to Fireworks
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Produced by Masayuki Mori
Yasushi Tsuge
Takio Yoshida
Yoshito Yamazaki
Written by Takeshi Kitano
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography Hideo Yamamoto
Editing by Takeshi Kitano
Yoshinori Oota
Released September 3, 1997 (Venice Film Festival)
Running time 103 min.
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Fireworks (花火 Hana-bi) is a 1997 Japanese film written and directed by Takeshi Kitano.


Nishi is a cop whose partner gets shot and is permanently paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. Not only that, but Nishi's wife is dying of Leukimia. He decides to quit the police force and do whatever he can to help his friend and spend more time with his wife. Unfortunately in doing what he thinks is necessary to accomplish this he makes some questionable choices and his life spirals out of control.


Fireworks dvd

US DVD cover to Fireworks

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