Indie Trailer Sunday: Takeshi Kitano's Cannes Film 'Outrage'
Last week it was announced that Takeshi Kitano's 15th film, Outrage, will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month. It just so happens that days before that announcement, our friends at Twitch had discovered that an official Japanese trailer for the film was available online. Unfortunately it is not subtitled, so you'll have to just watch for the drama unless you can speak Japanese. This is Kitano's return to gangster films and it looks frickin' badass. I'm pretty damn excited to see this in Cannes, it could be an intense film to watch. Lots of killing, lots of violence, and lots of Japanese Yakuza. I love that shot at the end, too. Enjoy!
Watch the Japanese trailer for Takeshi Kitano's Outrage:
If you're confused, Twitch has a rundown on the story in this that is about a Yakuza gangster named Otomo.
Outrage, or アウトレイジ in Japanese, is both written and directed by veteran Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, who directed his first feature in 1989, called Violent Cop, and has gone on to direct numerous other films including Boiling Point, A Scene at the Sea, Fireworks, Zat?ichi, and Achilles and the Tortoise most recently. He also stars in his films and appears in this as "Beat Takeshi." Outrage will premiere at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival this May. As of right now, the film does not have a US distributor despite the Warner Bros logo (they're only putting this out in Japan). I'll let you know what I think once I catch this in Cannes!