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The Outsider (2018)

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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.


Martin Zandvliet


Andrew Baldwin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Nick Lowell
Tadanobu Asano ... Kiyoshi
Kippei Shîna ... Orochi
Shioli Kutsuna ... Miyu
Emile Hirsch ... Paulie Bowers
Ray Nicholson ... American Stock Broker
Rory Cochrane ... Anthony Panetti
Nao Ohmori ... Hiromitsu
Min Tanaka ... Akihiro
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Kentaro
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Prison Warden
Hiroya Shimizu Hiroya Shimizu ... Banjo
Hiro Hiro ... Satoru
Young Dais Young Dais ... Takeshi
Gô Jibiki ... Eiichi


An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Tadanobu Asano has portrayed Hogun in the MCU Thor movies, while Jared Leto has portrayed The Joker in the DCEU Suicide Squad movie. Tadanobu Asano previously worked with Takeshi Miike in Ichi: The Killer who was previously attached to direct this film. Ichi: The Killer became an underground cult in the United States with Asano playing the films sado/masochistic antagonist. See more »


Early in the movie, when the waitress hands Jered Leto a beer, it's a long neck Bud instead of the stubby beer bottles that were used back in the day, See more »


Nick Lowell: I don't speak Japanese...
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.141 (2018) See more »


Mambo No. 5
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado)
Performed by Orquesta Outsidera
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A predictable but enjoyable ride
1 April 2018 | by Deadiron29See all my reviews

The story is a fairly by the numbers mafia drama in terms of structure but,it is very well executed. The sense of high stakes is always present trough the whole film, every action has a consequence. As the script has no unnecessary filler plots, it keeps the story moving at a prefect pace.

The main themes of the movie are brotherhood and revenge, and even if the characters ar not too deep, you get to know them enough to care for them in dangerous situations and you feel some empathy for the main character in his struggle ro fit into a violent world that does not treat him as an equal Nick is not a hero or a good person at all but he shows enough principles for the audience to understand his perspective.

Is this movie unique? Not at all but it more than a time waster that deserves your attention.

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