28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
ORIENT EXPRESS
Outrage Beyond / AUTOREIJI: BIYONDO
20223799
Japan
2012, 112 min
Director:
Takeshi Kitano
Stars:
Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Shun Sugata, Toshiyuki Nishida
Genre:
Action / Crime
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in “Outrage” has now become a nationwide war in “Outrage Beyond”.
Bio: Takeshi Kitano (born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his idiosyncratic cinematic work. The Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. He has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000. Some of Kitano's earlier films are dramas about Yakuza gangsters or the police. Many of his films express a bleak or nihilistic philosophy, but they are also filled with humor and affection for their characters. Kitano's films leave paradoxical impressions and can seem controversial. The Japanese public knows him primarily as a TV host and comedian, but also as the director of the following films: “Violent Cop” (1989), “Boiling Point” (1990), “A Scene at the Sea” (1991), “Sonatine” (1993), “Getting Any?” (1995), “Kids Return” (1996), “Hana-bi” (1997), “Kikujiro” (1999), “Brother” (2000), “Dolls” (2002), “Zatōichi” (2003), “Takeshis'” (2005), “Glory to the Filmmaker!” (2007), “Achilles and the Tortoise“(2008), “Outrage” (2010) and “Outrage Beyond” (2012).