The Outsider is a 2018 Japanese-American crime drama thriller film directed by Martin Zandvliet.
Starring Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane, Emile Hirsch, Kippei Shiina, Min Tanaka, Shiori Kutsuna, Young Dais, Kippei Shîna, Shioli Kutsuna and others.
Netflix on Thursday, February 22, 2018 released the trailer:
The Outsider | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In 1954, two years after the Allied occupation of Japan, Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) is the only non-Japanese inmate in an Osaka prison. Most of his fellow inmates are yakuza criminals, recognizable by their irezumi tattoos. Nick saves a yakuza named Kiyoshi (Tadanobu Asano) from being hanged to death; the Shiromatsu, a yakuza clan to which Kiyoshi belongs, repays his debt by arranging Nick's release. He is also offered a job: Anthony Panetti (Rory Cochrane), an American businessman with a deep hatred for the Japanese, has refused to negotiate a deal with the Shiromatsu but has agreed to a deal with a different clan, the Seizu, because they sent an American negotiator. Nick goes to speak with him, but ends up violently beating Panetti on the head with a typewriter just a minute into the conversation instead, assuring Kiyoshi that he'll reconsider.
When a group of Seizu clan members arrive from Kobe to intimidate the Shiromatsu at their nightclub, Nick attacks one of them, nearly causing a shootout. Kiyoshi takes a liking to Nick, giving him an expensive apartment to live in and a suit to wear. He further entrusts Nick with driving his drunk sister Miyu (Shioli Kutsuna) home after he catches her partying at the Shiromatsu club. Nick spends the night with her and becomes more heavily involved with the Shiromatsu clan, becoming one of their enforcers alongside Kiyoshi. He continues his relationship with Miyu and gets an irezumi tattoo on his back to match hers.
The Shiromatsu come under pressure from rival yakuza families, largely due to the aging Shiromatsu patriarch's refusal to adapt to the rapidly changing post-war economy. Kiyoshi sends Nick to the harbor to handle a black market weapons deal, where he is ambushed by four Seizu members, killing two. To avoid a war with the Seizu and as an apology to their patriarch, Nick and Kiyoshi perform an act of yubitsume. The severed fingertips are sent to the Seizu patriarch, who accepts them. During a Sumo contest, the two families hold a meeting, with the Seizu patriarch offering his counterpart the chance to retire in peace by absorbing the Shiromatsu; the patriarch refuses and threatens him. Nick is taken to a countryside temple, where he becomes a full member of the Shiromatsu through an initiation ceremony.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Outsider.
The film The Outsider was scheduled to be released on March 9, 2018 by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 120 minutes.
The Outsider filming. Principal photography began in Tokyo, Japan in late September 2016.
The Outsider got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3.
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Official website: netflix.com/title/80152434
IMDB: The Outsider
Wikipedia: The Outsider (2018 film)