Beat (1998 film)

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Beat is a Japanese movie released in its country of origin in 1998. Directed by Amon Miyamoto, the film's narrative is set in Okinawa in the 1960s, during the military occupation by the American government.[1] The plot was inspired by Naminoue no Maria, a novel by the Okinawan writer Eiki Matayoshi.

Beat was screened during Critics' Week at the 1998 Venice International Film Festival.


  • Claude Maki - Takeshi
  • Yuki Uchida - Michi
  • Dean Stapleton - Ryan
  • Naoto Hirata - The Youth
  • Judy Motomura - Maria
  • Toshiya Nagasawa - Kazuo
  • Ayako Kawahara - Lee



  1. ^ Anonymous (1990–2012). "Plot Summary for Beat (1998)"., Inc. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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