Reuters article about the movie.
""It is a funeral for the genres that I explored over the past dozen movies. In a sense, it is the last of a series," he said. "In Japanese, the title sounds like 'Takeshi's funeral'."
Now, the man who got his break as part of comedy duo "Two Beat," says he wants to have a go at the classics.
"After all, cinema has been around for more than a century. There are many great masters," said Kitano. "I feel like doing a very classical movie now, to challenge the giants."
Also, the owner/operator of kitanotakeshi.com shares some of his thoughts on the movie and also interviewed Kitano briefly.