The final trailer for the film “Kubi,” which opens in theaters nationwide on November 23 (Thursday, national holiday), has been released.
This is the first film directed by Takeshi Kitano since “Outrage: The Final Chapter” in 2017, and was selected for the Cannes Premiere section of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival held this year. Kitano himself plays Hashiba Hideyoshi, who plots the “Honnoji Incident,” with Nishijima Hidetoshi as Akechi Mitsuhide and Kase Ryo as Oda Nobunaga, and the cast also includes Asano Tadanobu, Omori Nao and Nakamura Shidou, who joins the Kitano group for the first time. Conceived at the same time as “Sonatine,” one of his early masterpieces, the film was finally completed after 30 years.
The final trailer released this time starts with Hideyoshi Hashiba, played by Beat Takeshi, shouting “Hurry up and die! The final trailer is a violent film, typical of Kitano’s work, which depicts the men who are being bled to death one after another, accompanied by the magnificent “majestic” music of “Doufudo”. The film depicts the bare nature of the madmen who move in accordance with their own desires, aiming for the “head.
Nobunaga Oda, who is determined to unify the country, is engaged in fierce battles with the Mori, Takeda, and Uesugi armies, as well as the forces of temples and shrines in Kyoto, when Murashige Araki, a vassal of Nobunaga’s, rebels and disappears. Nobunaga gathered his vassals, including Hideyoshi Hashiba and Mitsuhide Akechi, together and ordered them to search for Murashige in exchange for his heirship. Murashige is captured by Hideyoshi’s brother, Hidenaga, and the military commander, Kanbei Kuroda, and handed over to Mitsuhide, but Mitsuhide somehow hides him instead of killing him. Nobunaga, frustrated at not knowing Murashige’s whereabouts, begins to cast suspicion in an unexpected direction. However, it all turns out to be a set-up. Who is really behind all this? What will become of the power struggle? A tumultuous development that overturns the very foundations of historical reality moves toward the “Honnoji Incident”
Original story: Takeshi Kitano, “The Head” (Kadokawa Bunko/KADOKAWA)
Director/Screenplay/Editor: Takeshi Kitano
Hidetoshi Nishijima Ryo Kase Shidou Nakamura
Yuichi Kimura Kenichi Endo Masanobu Katsumura Susumu Terashima Kenta Kiritani
Tadanobu Asano Nao Omori
Naomasa Rokuhei Makoto Otake Makoto Tsuda Kanji Arakawa Yoshiyoshi Kanichiro Soejima Jun
Kaoru Kobayashi Ittoku Kishibe
Distributor: Toho, KADOKAWA
Copyright: ⓒ2023 KADOKAWA ⓒT.N GON Co.,Ltd.
Release Date: November 23 (Thursday, national holiday) in theaters nationwide
Official website: https://movies.kadokawa.co.jp/kubi/
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