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.

  • 2

    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.

  • 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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