Japanese director also writes and stars in pic
Japanese helmer Takeshi Kitano (“Zatoichi”) has finally unveiled details of his latest gangster pic — his first in nine years.“Outrage” depicts power struggles among Tokyo gangsters. Kitano not only helms and scripts but also plays the lead, a low-ranking gang boss who does his superiors’ dirty work. The cast includes Tomokazu Miura, Kippei Shiina, Ryo Kase, Jun Kunimura, Tetta Sugimoto, Renji Ishibashi and Takashi Tsukamoto. Warner Japan and Office Kitano are skedded to release the pic next year. Kitano made his international breakthrough in 1993 playing a gang boss in “Sonatine,” and became known for his extreme depictions of violence in pics including “Boiling Point” (1990), “Hana-Bi” (1997) and “Brother” (2000).
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