This chapter focuses on identity and subjectivity filtered through the theme of Otherness and alien alterity as it manifests in issues of gender, sexuality, and nation. Kitano's films are populated by minority characters, and are structured around a peripheral vision that draws attention to visibilities usually hidden or masked in much of mainstream cinema. Otherness, however, is also internal; it rises up in every character, so that gender and sexuality is called into question. This bodily splitting and deterritorialisation is linked to transformations warmed by liquid modernity. Alien alterity in a Kitano film is an awesome realisation, one framed in terms of the double sublime.
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