Is it Just another Gangster Movie?
“Outrage” was reviewed at the Cannes film festival in MAY, it sees him returning to his roots “violent yakuza movie” that uses just about anything as a tool to murder, including chopsticks.
I wanted to watch this at the theatre…But I need subtitles so I’ll have to wait for it’s release on DVD or I could ask my man to translate at the movies (too much hassle I think!)
I watched Kitano’s 2002 first yakuza flick “Brothers” when I first came to JAPAN!! Wow that seems like such a long time ago now.
Kitano is also know as Beat Takeshi his comedian alias, one many talents as he is also actor,writer,director but originally a comedian.
I have always enjoyed watching gangster movies since I was introduced to Scarface. I have no idea about the REAL yakuza in Japan but I was reading wiki and found there are an estimated 86 000 in Japan…sounds alot hey
I hate violence myself and usually cover my eyes at the sight of blood, but I’m really interested in the human relationships that they share and the comic relief , which this movie apparently has in the form of “plunging chopsticks, a nasty bit of dentistry and the intertwining of a head, a rope and a luxury sedan.
“I thought it would be as good a time as any,” he said at a Cannes news conference.
Kitano’s return to yakuza sees him finish his 15th MOVIE!!!!