Glory to the Filmmaker!

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Glory to the Filmmaker!
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Produced by Masayuki Mori
Written by Takeshi Kitano
Starring Beat Takeshi
Tōru Emori
Susumu Terajima
Yuki Uchida
Anne Suzuki
Ren Osugi
Music by Shinichirô Ikebe
Cinematography Katsumi Yanagishima
Edited by Takeshi Kitano
Distributed by Tokyo Theatres
Office Kitano
Release date
  • June 2, 2007 (2007-06-02)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.


The comedy crosses a broad range of genres common to Japanese film, in a similar fashion to Kitano's 1995 parody Getting Any? Kitano described the film as "a cinematic extension of [his] manzai comedy routines that continues in much the same vein as [his] last feature."[1]


Kitano plays a hapless film director in search of a commercial hit, while suffering failure after failure as he tries out different genres.



In 2007, the Venice Film Festival introduced a new award named after the film, Kitano was also the first recipient of the Glory to the Filmmaker! award.[2]


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