Sneak Preview: Outrage
Meltnitz Movies presents a sneak preview of Takeshi Kitano's "Outrage.' (2010)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409, UCLA
From the Director of Melnitz Movies, Samuel B. Prime:
"OUTRAGE is a return to form for celebrated Japanese actor/director Takeshi Kitano. While he made his name with stories of hard-boiled cops and ruthless yakuza in VIOLENT COP (1989) and BOILING POINT (1990), Kitano has since pursued mostly non-violent, non-crime-oriented narratives. His return to the genre, his first "crime film" since BROTHER (2001), marks a certain sentimentality for the old days and a willingness to appease fans with "classic Kitano."
In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance.
SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR: Takeshi Kitano
CAST: Takeshi Kitano, Jun Kunimura, Ryo Kase, Renji Ishibashi, Kippei Shiina
35mm, 109 min.
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Melnitz Movies screenings are FREE to the UCLA community, including students, staff, faculty, and guests unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening one hour before show time and are given out on a first come, first serve basis--one ticket per person! There will be no late seating so please arrive on time.
Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Meltnitz Movies, UCLA Graduate Student Association