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Outrage -- The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a gang in line, a job which gets passed on to a long-suffering subordinate.

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Director:
Writer:
Takeshi Kitano (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 June 2010 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
one wrong move and it's all out war
Plot:
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Outrageous! See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Takeshi Kitano ... Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
Kippei Shîna ... Mizuno

Ryô Kase ... Ishihara
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kataoka
Sôichirô Kitamura ... Kan'nai
Tadashi Sakata ... Okazaki
Kenji Morinaga ... Abe
Masaki Miura ... Sannokai thug
Tokio Emoto ... Emoto
Jun'ichi Nitta ... Sannokai thug
Toshiyuki Watarai
Masashi Iwadera
Yûjirô Komura
Kenji Ohara ... Sannokai thug
Toshimichi Tasaki
Takamitsu Nonaka
Yasuto Kosuda
Yukio Tsukamoto
Kentarô Shimazu
Masahiro Kishibata
Yoshito Shimizu
Shin'yû Fujiwara
Atsunori Fujii
Shinsuke Hiratsuka
Mikiya Sanada
Masaomi Ueda
Kunihiko Okuhara
Masatoshi Yamamoto
Yasuhiro Kikuchi
Yakayuki Nishida
Keita Ohno
Takahiro Togawa
Jun Eto
Gibuson
Keiji Uchida
Shuki Kawamata
Atsushi Hida
Reita Serizawa
Tomo Uchino ... Murase thug
Eiji Takigawa
Takayuki Isawa
Yasunari Kinbara
Yuichiro Suzuki
Masato Shibazaki
Tsutomu Tsuji ... Cop
Yûya Takayama ... Cop
Shinji Hiwatashi
Kousuke Ohta
Kenta Elizabeth III
Makita Supôtsu
Daisuke Kuroda
Masanori Fujita
Hideto Washizu
Junpei Uto

Eihi Shiina ... Call girl
Akiko Kobayashi ... Mamasan
Naoko Watanabe
Iona Mihara
Junko Nakamura ... Dentist
Sachiyo Tanahashi
Miho Hoshino
Yuka Suzuki
Rieko Mizukami
Takashi Tsukamoto ... Iizuka
Yuka Itaya ... Otomo's woman
Hideo Nakano ... Kimura
Nikeisha Young
Mehdi Kalady
Mansour Diagne
Ahmad Shibli
Tomotaka Hiroshiba
Kuniko Tanaka
Kazuyo Takase
Ryoko Arai
Tomoko Hiroshima
Kaori Takeuchi
Nanako Kodama
Kayoko Miura
Riyo Kinugasa
Kaori Kogachi
Akemi Nameta
Shinya Miyazaki
Shuhei Yanaginuma
Kiyohiko Ohishi
Hiromu Tukimoto
Tomohiro Yona
Tadamasa Yuuki
Yoshiaki Matsushita
Yoshiaki Sugisako
Erika Shiba
Hirotaka Shibata
Yukinao Tanaka
Erina Kojima
Takanobu Matsui
Hideki Sekimoto
Toshio Hayamizu
Tetta Sugimoto ... Ozawa
Renji Ishibashi ... Murase
Jun Kunimura ... Ikemoto
Tomokazu Miura ... Katô
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukiyo Tanahashi ... Hostess
Hershel Peppers ... African Ambassador (uncredited)

Directed by
Takeshi Kitano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Kitano  screenplay

Produced by
Makoto Kakurai .... line producer
Shinji Komiya .... line producer
Masayuki Mori .... producer
Takio Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Keiichi Suzuki 
 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Kitano 
Yoshinori Ohta 
 
Casting by
Takefumi Yoshikawa 
 
Costume Design by
Kazuko Kurosawa 
 
Sound Department
Senji Horiuchi .... supervising sound designer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hitoshi Takaya .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Scott Ennis .... creative marketing
Masahiko Umetsu .... boxing advisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Autoreiji" - Japan (original title)
"The Outrage" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
Japan:109 min
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Apart from himself, Takeshi Kitano cast no other actor that has been in one of his films before, as per the producer's suggestionSee more »
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34 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Outrageous!, 20 December 2010
Author: joeydoa (joeydoa@gmail.com) from Mobile, Alabama

Kitano, who has left the personal, lyrical and poetic quality behind, now emerges as a filmmaker reaching out to the mainstream. Outrage is the start of his second Yakuza trilogy (Outrage 2 has been announced for next year), and plays out on a Shakespearean stage with the epic quality of Dostoyevsky. Unlike his first trilogy (Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Sonatine), this movie focuses on the politics of the yakuza rather than an intimate portrait of a compromised individual.

There are random acts of extreme violence that continue to propel the plot forward. Kitano, playing the underboss Otomo, is a similar role to his other characters in yakuza movies which portray out of control individuals that have a minor standing yet have the last word at the end of the play. Rather than focusing on the beauty of mobsters hiding out on the beach, this is a gritty, urban drama much in the tradition of Johnnie To's triad movies (Election) that has dominated the organized crime dramas over the past decade.

In showing the criminality of the human mind, it evokes Mario Bava's study in Rabid Dogs, similarly Kitano is building a Brechtian inspired drama about the harsh existential life. Kitano continues to explain and further define his worldview through the character of a doomed nihilist anti-hero. In all of Kitano's yakuza character studies, there is no hope, or redemption, only a further plunge into an ugly existence of lies and deceit, where only an act of violence can bring about change.

As Kitano remarked publicly about his making of Outrage, he is giving the people what they want - no pretense of artistic embellishments, but rather blunt, cruel acts of violence of the professional criminal devoid of any romanticism. One scene in particular evokes The Godfather, but that is where the similarities end - there is nothing glamorous about the yakuza lifestyle.

In this film, Kitano assumes the duties as in his other yakuza films as that of star, director, editor and writer. The vision is completely his own. The pacing is deliberately slow, showing that the life of a criminal is not particularly exciting but rather mundane as that of any other type of businessman, mostly involving allegiances of convenience and acts of betrayal. There is no illumination or redemption here, no course of action will lead to a better life, such is the basic tenet of a nihilist.

There is little flourish in the direction such as to immerse the viewer into the dark, banal existence of its characters. The one scene that brings a sense of relief with sunlight streaming through the trees on a backstreet, is colored darkly by seemingly innocent activity that is actually quite sinister for the individuals involved.

This is a welcome and long overdue return for Kitano to the yakuza genre which he abandoned a decade ago for a trilogy of felliniesque introspective autobiographical films. There are no experimental sequences or absurdist imagery as in his previous films. As a consequence, Kitano is no longer held back with meditative musings, instead giving the viewer an unfiltered take on the corruption, lies, and phony existence of the individual in an artificial society - that any person in any social situation is merely part of an inauthentic social contract.

In many ways, the lack of artistic pretense in Outrage only serves to further embolden the bleak message that Kitano has for us. This is not a film for the weak of heart, nor is it one for the impatient, it is a slow revelation revealing the emptiness of life and the pointlessness of all action.

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