- Achilles and the Tortoise (film)
name = Achilles and the Tortoise
producer = Masayuki Mori
writer = Takeshi Kitano
starring = Beat Takeshi
Kanako Higuchi Omori Nao Aso Kumino Ren Osugi
editing = Takeshi Kitano
released = flagicon|Japan
September 20, 2008
language = Japanese
website = http://www.office-kitano.co.jp/akiresu/
imdb_id = 1217243nihongo|"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 autobiographicaltrilogy, 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 Festivalon August 28, 2008[http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/festival/calendar/en/17491.html] .
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.
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