Achilles to kame (Achilles and the Tortoise)
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Achilles to kame (Achilles and the Tortoise)
Director and screenwriter Takeshi Kitano charts the strange career arc of a struggling artist in this offbeat comedy-drama. Machisu Kuramochi (Reo Yoshioka) is the son of a successful businessman (Akira Nakao) with a passion for art, and at an early age Machisu decides he wants to make painting his career. When his father commits suicide after the collapse of his business, Machisu's stepmother (Mariko Tsutsui) sends him to live with an aunt and uncle who encourage him to hone his talent. As a teenager, Machisu (now played by Yurei Yanagi) attends art school and finds his traditional style… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Takeshi Kitano in a contemplative, pretty-but-is-it-art mood."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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