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Outrage or アウトレイジ is a 2010 Japanese Yakuza-film by Takeshi Kitano. It is the story about Otomo (Takeshi) and his gang and how they are screwed over by his boss, heading the Ikemoto-gumi, and his boss' boss, the Kaicho (chief of the Kanto region). All begins with Otomo's boss ordering him to bring the Murase-gumi, an opposing gang whose boss is the Blood Brothers of Ikemoto, back in line. What seems an easy job spirals out of control and ends in violence, bloodshed and death.


The movie contains examples of:

  • Black and Black Morality: It's Yakuza vs. Yakuza and some dirty cops thrown in; what do you expect?
  • Blood Brothers: Ikemoto and Murase had sworn brotherhood in prison. Too bad Ikemoto doesn't value it.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Averted when Otomo uses his M1911, he fires seven shots and the the slide locks back as it is empty.
  • Corrupt Cop: Detective Kataoka
  • Diplomatic Impunity: Otomo and his gang use an embassy to house an illegal casino.
  • Downer Ending: To a certain extent, since Otomo and his gang are completely wiped out.
  • Fingore: Twice, once with a carpet Knife and once with a Wakizashi.
  • For the Evulz: The motivation for the acts of the Kaicho are never explained; this is one possibility.
  • Gorn: Some scenes can border on this.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Used and averted, especially in the dentist scene.
  • Gratuitous English: Used in several instances between the ambassador and some of the Yakuza. Justified because he is a foreigner and not all of the Yakuza speak the language.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: A Yakuza henchman wants to attack another with a bottle, but is held back by his friends.
  • Honor Before Reason
  • Improbable aiming skills: Averted, everybody is shot from a close distance. And in the one where somebody is running away,the shooter misses from about 15-20 m away.
  • Ironic Echo: "Remember this is the Yakuza you are dealing with." (from memory, please correct if necessary)
  • It Got Worse: It all started as a small operation to bring a rival gang back in line.
  • The Plan: The Kaicho seems to be playing one. But so are Ikemoto and Kato, who takes the place of the Kaicho in the end.
  • Shout-Out: To The Godfather and how he kept the corrupt senator in line.
  • Playboy Bunny: One appears in the illegal casino.
  • Running Both Sides: Kaicho offers Ikemoto's former position to both Kato and Otomo pitting them against each other.
  • Yakuza
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