Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano (or "Beat" Takeshi) made a name for himself with idiosyncratic crime dramas about the Yakuza, characterized by long static shots, creative editing, bursts of graphic violence, and deadpan humor. Though Kitano has since expanded his oeuvre to include comedies and art films, his latest export, Outrage, finds him returning to his roots, chronicling a Yakuza power struggle during a time of societal transition. After a handful of creative departures over the past decade, Kitano stated that he intended Outrage purely to be entertaining, and with an early Tomatometer score of 100%, it looks like he may have succeeded.

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Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shiina, Ryo Kase, Tomokazu Miura, Jun Kunimura, Tetta Sugimoto

Directed By: Takeshi Kitano

Written By: Takeshi Kitano

Release Date: Dec 2, 2011

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