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Takeshi Kitano Japan, 2010

Nicholas Kohut's rating of the film Outrage

Definitely one of Kitano's many masterworks. His demonstration of savage and brutal Yakuza competition is terrifying. The discipline of his shot language is arresting, time feels irrelevant and the terrible implications of crime syndicate management are magnified with potent sound design and musical structure. Outrage is somewhat of a dance through the illusions of respect and loyalty in Japan's criminal underworld.