Fireworks
(Hana-bi)
 
Production company: Office Kitano, Bandai Visual Company Ltd., TV Tokyo, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (1997)
Director: Kitano Takeshi
Assistent director: Shimizu Hiroshi
Producer: Mori Masayuki, Yoshida Takio, Tsuge Yasushi
Script: Kitano Takeshi
Cinematography: Yanagishima Katsumi
Editor: Oota Yoshinori, Kitano Takeshi
Score: J? Hisaishi
Sound: Horiuchi Senji
Production Design: Isoda Norihiro (art direction), Ozeki Tatsue (set decoration)
Costumes: Saito Masami
Actors: "Beat" Takeshi, Kishimoto Kayoko, Osugi Ren, Terajima Susumu
Duration: 103 minutes
Premiere: 1997-09-03
Notes: The title means Fire and Flowers. The english retitle is "Fireworks". Nominated to 11 Japanese Oscar's - Only J? Hisaishi won. Winner of Golden Lion Venice. Kitano originally wanted to name it "Takeshi Kitano Opus Number 7" - the first image notes this. Returning from Venice, Kitano announced himself as "Master".
  

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