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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

See also...

OUTRAGE BEYOND

"Takeshi Kitano's best film in a decade." – Cinema Scope ... Picking up where Outrage (MIFF 2010) left off, Outrage Beyond opens with rifts beginning to form in the Sanna yakuza family ... More »

VIOLENT COP

... ... Takeshi makes his directorial debut in what on the surface at least is a standard 'rene­gade cop' genre film. Takeshi plays Detective Azuma, the department's 'wild-card' whose unorthodox ... More »

BOILING POINT

... ... In Japan, Takeshi Kitano currently advertises a product called 'Jolt Cola'. Aside from his endorsement, the selling point is that it boasts twice the caffeine of regular colas. For once, star ... More »

SONATINE

In Sonatine writer/director/editor/star 'Beat' Takeshi consolidates his position as the most original, idiosyncratic and poetic exponent of the gangster film working anywhere in the world today ... More »

HANA-BI (FIREWORKS)

Police detective Nishi (Takeshi) ditches stakeout duty with his partner and best friend Horibe to visit his wife in hospital. During the visit he is informed that his wife's condition is incurable ... More »

A SCENE AT THE SEA

... ... The expectations set by Takeshi's previous two films were purposefully undone when he moved past American action films and com­pletely wrote out of the script his own distinc­tive ... More »

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