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