Written by, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano, Beyond Outrage marks the return of an action cinema master. In this sequel to his previous effort, Outrage, this film deals with “a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime which has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.”
The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.
Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) – the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.
And war it shall be. Oh yes. Bloody, violent war. Check out the redband trailer after the break.
Beyond Outrage hits VOD on November 28 and theaters on January 3.