Past Meetup

SFIFF: Outrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano, Japan, 2012)

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Note: Showtime is 9:15 p.m. Running time is 112 minutes. Tickets are $14 as part of a CineVoucher 10-pack (, $15 general, and $14 for students/seniors/disabled, available at the SFFS Web site ( We'll meet in the ticket holders line or, barring that, in the lobby afterward.

The San Francisco International Film Festival ( returns for its 56th edition, presenting 200 films and live events from April 25 through May 9 at venues in San Francisco and Berkeley.

Takeshi Kitano regained his yakuza-thriller crown with 2010's "Outrage," so he's followed it up with a direct sequel -- never mind that the protagonist and a few other major characters died the first time around.

Synopsis: In an attempt to turn two allied crime families against each other, a police detective springs a fearsome enforcer (Kitano) from prison.

Trailer here:

"The Japanese action aesthete plays it cool and smooth in a picture that exerts a steadily tightening grip" -- Justin Chang, Variety

"Entertaining mesh of inventive violence, black humour and an appealingly unglamorous view of Japanese underworld deal-making and clan loyalty." -- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

Official selection of the Abu Dhabi, Fantastic Fest, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Sitges, Toronto and Venice film festivals


Best Supporting Actor (Ryo Kase), 2012 Mainichi Film Awards