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Venice 2012: Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage Beyond

When it comes to Venice Film Festival, Japanese director Takeshi Kitano is definitely not a stranger. I’m sure you all remember his Hana Bi from 1997 (for which he recevied the Golden Lion), or 2003 Zatoichi project (Silver Lion statue).

Well, guess what, Kitano is now back In Competition with his completely new project, titled Outrage Beyond. And, in case this sounds like it has something to do with Kitano’s Outrage movie from last year’s Cannes film festival – relax, you’re not tripping – it’s just a sequel to the original story…

So, this time we have the Sanno crime family all grown into a huge organization, expanding its power into politics and legitimate big business. The Sanno’s upper ranks are now dominated by young executives, and the old-guard members are penting up resentment while being pushed to the sidelines.

This vulnerable spot in the Sanno hierarchy is
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Behind the scenes clip released for Takeshi Kitano's "Outrage Beyond"

Today a new making-of video was released for Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage Beyond, the upcoming sequel to 2010’s Outrage.

In the new film, Sanno-kai—the major yakuza organization within the Kanto region and the main focus of the first film—butts heads with Hanabishi-kai from the Kansai region as police try to take them all down. Kitano (credited as Beat Takeshi as an actor), returns as crew boss and all-around dirty-job-doer Otomo, who was assumed dead at the end of the first movie.

The clip is split into 2 parts. The first part is titled “Otomo’s release” and shows Otomo exiting jail alongside crooked police detective Kataoka (Fumiyo Kohinata). New cast member Yutaka Matsushige is also in the scene as a detective named Shigeta.

The second part is titled “Kansai - Hanabishi-kai” and features two leaders of Hanabishi-kai, Nishino (Toshiyuki Nishida) and Nakata (Sansei Shiomi), alongside Chairman Fuse (Shigeru Koyama
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