Glory to the Filmmaker!
Glory to the Filmmaker! (監督·ばんざい!, Kantoku · Banzai!) is a 2007 Japanese film written, directed, edited by the film's lead star Takeshi Kitano. It is the second film in Kitano's surrealist autobiographical trilogy, following Takeshis', and concluding with Achilles and the Tortoise.
|Glory to the Filmmaker!|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Produced by||Masayuki Mori|
|Written by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Music by||Shinichirô Ikebe|
|Edited by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Distributed by||Tokyo Theatres|
The comedy crosses a broad range of genres common to Japanese film in a fashion similar to Getting Any?, Kitano's 1995 parody. Kitano described the film as "a cinematic extension of his manzai comedy routines that continues in much the same vein as his last feature, the similarly eclectic Takeshis'."
Kitano plays a hapless film director in search of a commercial hit, while suffering failure after failure as he tries out different genres.