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Netflix movie review: Asakusa Kid – Takeshi Kitano biopic charts the Japanese comedian and filmmaker’s rise from strip club beginnings




3/5 starsThe early days of comedian and filmmaker “Beat” Takeshi Kitano’s career are chronicled in Gekidan Hitori’s affectionate drama Asakusa Kid, which is adapted for the screen from Kitano’s own 1988 memoir of the same name.Yuya Yagira gives a transformative performance as Kitano, who started out working in a struggling Tokyo strip club. The film is equally devoted to celebrating his mentor Senzaburo Fukami, portrayed by Yo Oizumi. Mugi Kadowaki and Honami Suzuki also star.Yagira is still…



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