Outrage is a movie directed by Takeshi Kitano, that depicts the corruption in the underworld of yakuza. Kitano, being the admired mastermind of directing, finds ways of inflicting death in ways normal people are unable to find. This is his second yakuza movie, following the one in 2001. An important conclusion one can make is that automated weapons and yakuza should never happen.
The whole struggle is between three clans. The Otomo, Ikemoto, and Murase clans have unsatisfiable greed for power and money which they hide with their pirde. The director himself plays the leader of the Otomo clan. He perfectly acts out an aged man who is so used to violence that he can slash around with a razor without a hesitation. And his co-actor is Soichiro Kitamura taking the role of the Chairman over all the clans. He seems to play the bad guy, but then again everyone is a “bad guy” in this movie.
The film itself is so painfully silent that it makes one desperate to hear some music that everyone is so used to in other movies. The only soundtrack clearly emphasized is the arguments and the screams of people undergoing violence. There are very few scenes in the film where one can feel relaxed and breathe out in comic relief. It was quite amusing watching bunch of sleek black cars in a line (so typical of modern yakuza) driving on empty roads. By the time a person reaches the second half of the movie they start actually enjoying the unexpected backstabbing acts of the characters and how accepting they are of betrayal. This can happen only if one excludes the fact that yakuza cutting off their pinkie as an apology is a commonplace.
The characters are so focused on each other in their own box that it limits other views of how they might be connected to the normal world. As the movie progresses one would think that action would rise but in this case the people acting disappear one by one. As Takashi Tsukamoto’s fan, expecting to watch him have a big role was exciting, but by Takeshi Kitano direction, almost every single character had short lived lives. The movie is perfect for people who enjoy dark, serious movies with extra physical pain included (which sounds really sadistic I know, but this movie offers a very interesting psychological view if one can get over the gore). While watching the feelings of anticipation raise to the point that it drives one crazy guess who survives this battle in the finale.
Await this movie in US theatres, coming out on December 2nd. It’s one of those movies you will either really hate or love. Since you know what to expect going to watch it means you will absolutely enjoy every minute of it. Keep this in mind: there is nothing frightening, but rather sickening. Tools used, unsurprisingly can in fact give you a Dental Phobia.
Await this movie in US theatres, coming out on December 2nd (Available now on VOD)
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