Kikujiro is a former criminal, gruff and intractable man who lives in a small apartment building in Tokyo.
In early summer, his neighbor’s son is left alone with his elderly grandmother. Convinced by his wife, the man ventures a trip, searching for the mother together with the kid.
Without money and no idea where to go or how to get there, they only trust and count on each other.
To help them, they will find some unexpected friends with whom they will spend pleasant days in the name of carefree and sweet doing nothing.
An exciting and funny story about the growth of a child. An adventure on the road together with an introverted and difficult ex thug that will change him forever.
Very cute and adorable, the little Yusuke Sekiguchi in the role of the wandering and lonely child. He was excited about travel, innocently trusting strangers, including his quirky neighbor with whom he had never even spoken before.
The trio of wandering bikers made up of Great Gidayu, Rakkyo Ide, and Akaji Maro are exceptional.
Three free souls immediately like the little one, spending time with them playing together as lifetime friends.
Finally, Takeshi Kitano simply outstanding as the protagonist Kikujiro and also as the director of the story.
He presents like an apparently selfish and immoral man but, in reality, just confused and careless most of the time. Always creating confusion with his bad decisions and attitude, causing more trouble than helping the boy on many occasions.