The one-man filmmaking machine known variously as Beat Takeshi or Takeshi Kitano, depending whether he’s respectively in front of or behind the camera, is back with the third and final film in his epic Outrage mafia trilogy. Aside from handling directorial duties, Takeshi once again stars as Otomo, a seriously, uh, outraged yakuza set on revenge.
Industry vets including Toshiyuki Nishida, Nao Omori, Pierre Taki, Yutaka Matsushige and Ren Osugi round out the cast of n’er-do-wells. Coda promises more of the betrayal, manipulation, double-crossing and Kitano’s trademark ultra-violence of the first two films. And, perhaps, a bit of closure for the 70-year-old filmmaker’s first trilogy.
In cinemas from October 7