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Genres Drama Thriller
Running Time 109 min
Release Date Dec 2, 2011
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Outrage (Autoreiji)

In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal… Show more

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Dec. 9, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Perched intriguingly on the line separating gangster flick and formalist satire, “Outrage’’ is not Takeshi Kitano’s best work. But it’s the eccentric Japanese writer-director-star’s first yakuza film in many a moon - since “Brother’’ in 2000 - and it’s interesting to speculate what drew him to the genre again. An almost minimalist amorality play about feuding crime families, “Outrage’’ is about hierarchies of men stupidly picking each other off one by one. If that’s a comment on Japanese society or Japanese business culture, Kitano leaves it up to us to connect the dots. Unfortunately, he seems to get bored before he’s done, and so do we.

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