Achilles and the Tortoise (film)

Infobox Film
name = Achilles and the Tortoise

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director = Takeshi Kitano
producer = Masayuki Mori
writer = Takeshi Kitano
narrator =
starring = Beat Takeshi
Kanako Higuchi
Omori Nao
Aso Kumino
Ren Osugi
music = Yuki Kajiura
cinematography =
editing = Takeshi Kitano
distributor = Office Kitano
released = flagicon|Japan September 20, 2008
runtime =
country = Japan
language = Japanese
budget =
gross =
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amg_id =
imdb_id = 1217243
nihongo|"Achilles and the Tortoise"|アキレスと亀|Akiresu to Kame is a 2008 Japanese film written, directed, edited by Takeshi Kitano. The film is the third and final part of Kitano's surrealist autobiographical trilogy, starting with "Takeshis'" and continuing with "Glory to the Filmmaker!".

The title "Achilles and the Tortoise" refers to the motion paradox by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea, Achilles and the Tortoise.

The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 28, 2008 [] .


Kitano plays Machisu, who born into a wealthy family, but having lost both his parents as a child, decides to follow his dream of becoming a painter throughout his life, despite ever having any success.


External links

*imdb title|id=1217243|title=Achilles and the Tortoise
*ja icon [ Official site at Office Kitano]

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