Chances are you’ve been waiting for a feature trailer for Takeshi Kitano’s gangster flick “Outrage” as long as I have. Well, maybe not, but I can assure you the clip I’ve carefully provided below is pretty sweet, especially considering that it’s Kitano’s first film of this nature in quite some time. The promotional video comes courtesy of Twitch, as does the handy synopsis situated below this paragraph.
The story begins with Sekiuchi (Kitamura Soichiro), boss of the Sannokai, a huge organised crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato (Miura Tomokazu) and right-hand man Ikemoto (Kunimura Jun), head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to bring the unassociated Murase-gumi gang in line, and he immediately passes the task on to his subordinate Otomo (Beat Takeshi), who runs his own crew. The tricky jobs that no-one wants to do always end up in Otomo’s lap.
There’s no release date currently scheduled for “Outrage”, but rumor has it the picture might be on the docket for Cannes 2010. Considering I’ll probably never attend the festival in this lifetime, I suppose I’ll just have to wait for DVD. Humbug.