Outrage Coda 18+
The culmination of Takeshi’s Outrage trilogy.
Takeshi Kitano’s name has now become a byword for the yakuza genre, gritty and violent films that pit duty against personal happiness. This film brings to a culmination his Outrage trilogy with foot soldier Otomo (played by Kitano himself) caught up in an escalating gang war, a labyrinthine intrigue of double- and triple-cross, in which old men with dyed hair manoeuvre for advantage until Otomo appears to cut through the double-dealing like a knife. From the first images of a black limo drifting through the night reflecting the neon light, we’re in a neo-noir world of betrayal with one man for whom honour still burns with a quiet intensity.
Director Takeshi Kitano | Screenwriter Takeshi Kitano | Producer Mori Masayuki | Cinematographer Katsumi Yanagishima | Editor Takeshi Kitano, Yoshinori Ota | Composer Keiichi Suzuki | Cast Beat Takeshi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Hakuryû, Ikuji Nakamura, Sansei Shiomi, Yutaka Matsushige
Takeshi Kitano was born in 1947 and initially rose to prominence as a television comedian under the name Beat Takeshi. He turned to directing in 1989 with Violent Cop and has since become one of Japan’s most internationally renowned filmmakers. His feature credits include A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Hana-bi (1997), Outrage (2010), Outrage Beyond (2012) and Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015).