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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 and vengeance...


Takeshi KITANO - Director

Takeshi KITANO - Screenplay

Hitoshi TAKAYA - Cinematography

Katsumi YANAGIJIMA - Cinematography

Norihiro ISODA - Set Designer

Keiichi SUZUKI - Music

Takeshi KITANO - Film Editor

Yoshinori OTA - Film Editor

Senji HORIUCHI - Sound


Ryo KASE - Ishihara

Jun KINIMURA - Ikemoto

Tomokazu MIURA - Kato

Kippei SHIINA - Mizuno

Beat TAKESHI - Otomo


“VISUALLY STUNNING.A beautifully staged marvel that confidently reasserts Kitano's considerable cinematic gifts. By the final reels, it's all-out yakuza war.” – Rob Nelson, Variety

“It marks Kitano’s return to the pure, visceral gangster picture, so low-key and offhanded in its mastery that it becomes a pulp sleight-of-hand trick. The sense of pacing is so precise that THE FILM BECOMES A VORTEX, PULLING AUDIENCES IN DEEPER AND DEEPER.” – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

“GUARANTEED TO KEEP VIEWERS HOOKED THROUGH THE FINAL RUBOUT. A return to form by Takeshi Kitano.” – V.A. Musetto, NY Post

“Mr. Kitano’s immaculate compositions and eccentric flourishes are part of the film’s sustained, muted pleasures.” – Manohla Dargis, NY Times

“Kitano directs with such wicked confidence and many gleefully extreme flourishes.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News

“IT IS, HAPPILY, A RETURN TO THE GANGSTER GENRE BY TAKESHI KITANO. It’s definitely good to see him stalking through another neon-lit street with an automatic in his hand.” – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

“Kitano’s impeccable compositions and clean, minimalist sound design are still calibrated for maximum impact. Even as dozens of bodies pile up, each act of violence feels as bracing as the sound of a gunshot ripping through the night air.” – Scott Tobias, NPR

“The action is brutal and bloody, sudden and crazily violent at times”. – Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“A litany of startlingly violent set pieces.” – Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

“This brutal crime thriller brings the pain. Not even Michael Mann merges hot tempers and cool formalism this well.” – David Fear, Time Out New York

“A gritty Yakuza drama of power-hungry men with insatiable appetites.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"When it comes to the gangster film few have ever done it better than Kitano and with Outrage he is absolutely back in peak form. A truly iconic international crime film." - Todd Brown, TWITCH

“Bursts with direct cinematic power.Humor as mean and dry as a straight-up martini.” – Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter

Date for DVD release subject to change.