Cast & Credits:
Release Date: January 3, 2014 (limited)
Released: October 6, 2012 in Japan
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Screenwriter: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Machiko Ono, Ken Mitsushi
Genre: Action, Darma, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated R (for strong violence, language and brief sexual images)
Official Website: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/outrage2/ (japanese)
Action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece "Outrage." This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.
The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.
Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) – the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.
Did You Know?
Follows Outrage (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462667/ - The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.