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Iconic Japanese Director Sues Production Company for Copyright Infringement

July 23, 2021


Iconic Japanese actor and director, Takeshi Kitano, has reportedly sued Bandai Namco Arts ("Bandai") for alleged copyright infringement. Over the course of a career spanning multiple decades, Bandai has invested and distributed many of Kitano's films.

Kitano's suit reportedly alleges that he was not compensated for writing and directing a total of fifteen films. These films include a number of his most famous and successful works, such as "Hana-bi", which won the Golden Lion award at the 1997 Venice International Film Festival.


Author: Jordan Scopa


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