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Japanese Director Miike: An Acquired Taste

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Japanese Director Miike: An Acquired Taste

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Japanese Director Miike: An Acquired Taste

Japanese Director Miike: An Acquired Taste

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Takashi Miike is one of Japan's leading — and most prolific — action and horror film directors. He's made more than 60 movies in the last 13 years, and he's just 44 years old. He's a household name in his country and he's won a sizeable cult following around the world. His new film is called Gozu; it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and is now opening in theaters in the U.S. Hear Beth Accomando of member station KPBS.