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Iconic Japanese Director Sues Production Company for Copyright Infringement


July 23, 2021

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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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