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OUTRAGE

Japan, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Takeshi Kitano

OUTRAGE

"As violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play... arguably [Kitano's] best film in a decade." - Hollywood Reporter

Legendary director Takeshi Kitano (Hana-Bi, MIFF 1998) returns to the Yakuza genre he has made his own, starring as Otomo, a Yakuza subordinate ordered to bring a rival crime gang into line. But as Otomo's intervention triggers a vicious cycle of retribution, hidden agendas and questionable motives pull all sides into a downward spiral of doublecrosses and reprisals.

A blackly comic miracle of confronting violence that distills the Yakuza genre down to its essence - greed, fear and power - the stylish and gruesome Outrage is a tremendous return to form for the hallowed Kitano.

D/S Takeshi Kitano P Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida Dist Madman Entertainment L Japanese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2010

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