|Directed by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Written by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Music by||Joe Hisaishi|
|Edited by||Takeshi Kitano|
|Distributed by||Office Kitano|
Kids Return ( is a 1996 Japanese film written, edited and directed by Kizzu Rit?n)Takeshi Kitano. The film was made directly after Kitano recovered from a motorcycle wreck that left one side of his body paralyzed. After extensive surgery and physical therapy he quickly went about making Kids Return amidst speculation that he might never be able to work again. The music was composed by Joe Hisaishi, and the cinematographer was Katsumi Yanagishima.
The movie is about two high school dropouts, Masaru (Ken Kaneko) and Shinji (Masanobu Ando), who try to find a direction and meaning in their lives—one by becoming a yakuza lieutenant, the other by becoming a boxer.
At the time of its release it was Kitano's most successful film yet in his native Japan, which until then had been notedly much less enthusiastic about his films than international viewers.
All compositions by Joe Hisaishi.
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