Takeshi and his cast of gangsters attend Japan premiere of 'Outrage Beyond'

Takeshi and his cast of gangsters attend Japan premiere of 'Outrage Beyond' Takeshi Kitano, center, poses with the cast of "Outrage Beyond." WARNER BROS

TOKYO —

Director Takeshi Kitano and 12 of the cast of his new gangster movie “Outrage Beyond” attended the film’s Japan premiere in Tokyo this week.

Joining the 65-year-old actor-director were Toshiyuki Nishida, 64, Tomokazu Miura, 60, Ryo Kase, 37, Katsumi Takahashi, 47, and Akira Nakao, 70, among others. All the actors play gangsters in the film, which is a sequel to the 2009 film “Outrage.”

A complex tale of warring yakuza families, “Outrage Beyond” tells the story of the boss of a family once crushed by the Sanno crime clan, who gets out of prison and goes on a bloody revenge spree.

“Every single actor in my film has the quality to be a main character, so I paid whatever it took to get them,” Kitano told the audience.

The film was highly rated at the recent Venice International Film Festival. “When I made the first film, the reaction was love-it-or-hate-it,” Kitano said. “I had to make Part II because I was furious about all the mindless recent violent movies. I am relieved that the audience liked this one.”

Some members of the cast said it was a dream come true to be in a Takeshi Kitano movie.

Japan Today

  • 1

    Ewan Huzarmy

    “I had to make Part II because I was furious about all the mindless recent violent movies. I am relieved that the audience liked this one.”

    Soooo, you made a mindless violence movie, feeling infuriated about all the recent 'mindless violence' movies !?

  • 2

    Ewan Huzarmy

    Why the thumbs down for that ? Look at the wording of his quote... Made angry about mindless violence movies, so made a mindless violence movie !

    I wish he'd stop stylizing the yaks, only Itami Juzo had the balls to show what the mob are like in real life.

  • 0

    Tom Webb

    Good choices for the gangster parts.

  • 0

    aintgottimetobl

    Where in the quote does Takeshi say HIS movie is mindless ? All violent movies aren't necessarily Mindless seems to be closer to what he's saying IMO.

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    Jimizo

    I've never understood why this talentless clown is popular. These days he mostly appears on moronic tv shows throwing in the odd unfunny, bigoted barb. I think he's more suited to that rather than his excruciating movies.

  • -1

    It"S ME

    Jimizo.

    I reckon that talentless clown won more awards for his works than you did and is internationally recognised for his works.

    You think all his programs are moronic check out all of the programs he appears on some are very serious indeed.

    Granted he is an odd character but so are many celebrities.

  • 2

    Yardley

    What a ridiculous looking group of men. Are they trying to look tough? Or maybe they are just angry - particularly with their tailors who don't seem to know how to hem trousers. Is that a Yak look?

  • 2

    tobolski

    Agreed - most of them need a tailor!

  • 0

    WilliB

    Jimizo:

    " I've never understood why this talentless clown is popular. "

    Me neither, but you could say the same about Tarantino in the West. There seems to be an audience for moronic movies glorifiying violence.

  • -2

    hoserfella

    WilliB - Tarantino is a genius and not for the type of moviegoer who likes by-the-number plots and easy to understand dialogue.

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