With Beyond Outrage, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard-boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his yakuza saga, 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 (Fumiyo Kohinata) 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 (writer/director 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. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Cast:

Takeshi Kitano, Fumiyo Kohinata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Ryô Kase, Hideo Nakano, Yutaka Matsushige, Katsunori Takahashi, Kenta Kiritani, Hirofumi Arai, Sansei Shiomi

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 50mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Japan