Kikujirô no natsu

122 mins
8.2 / 10 (3327)


It’s the summer holidays, and Masao is bored: all his friends have left Tokyo, and he spends his time alone while his grandmother works. One day, he meets Kikujiro, a loudmouthed old yakuza, and the unlikely duo embark on a road trip to find Masao’s long lost mother, whom he has never met before.

MUBI's take

Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano pays homage to both The Wizard of Oz and Chaplin’s The Kid in this hypnotic, heart-warming drama. Kitano clashes the tough guy yakuza image of his titular character with the bittersweet, yearning naiveté of childhood. Joe Hisaishi’s score is, as ever, extraordinary!

Now showing

Russia Russia
France France
5 months
United Kingdom United Kingdom

More films?

You currently have access to only 898 films in the United Kingdom selection.
You're missing out on 2702 more films, you can get immediate access to these via a VPN subscription.

We've partnered with NordVPN to get you 70% off on your subscription. Get yours now!