Film past event

Outrage: The Way of the Modern Yakuza

March 19, 2011
Outrage: The Way of the Modern Yakuza

2010, 109 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Takeshi Kitano, With Beat Takeshi, Kippei Shiina, Ryo Kase, Tomokazu Miura, Jun Kunimura.

From March 14–June 30, 2011:
50% of all ticket sales will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

"Beat" Takeshi Kitano is back… to a world without heroes, "as violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play" (Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter). Outrage is Kitano’s first yakuza film since Brother (2000) and arguably his best in a decade. Raging with the raw power of his early works (A Violent Cop, Sonatine), though the style is less minimalist. In fact, Kitano’s representation of internecine gang rivalry and imploding power structure stands up to Kinji Fukasaku’s seminal Battle Without Honor series in complexity and unsentimental attitude, with humor as mean and dry as a straight-up martini. The filming of violence, too, is exemplary, and enough to shame more frenzied filmmakers, with the camera largely keeping its distance rather than joining in with the bloodshed.

Part of the Globus Film Series:
Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence

TICKETS
$12/$9 Japan Society members, students & seniors

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  • March 19, 2011
  • 7:30 pm