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Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) (1964)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Ryo Ikebe Ryo Ikebe
Muraki
Mariko Kaga Mariko Kaga
Saeko
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara
Yakuza's Lover
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi
Gang leader
Eijirô Tono Eijirô Tono
Gang Leader


Written by
Masahiro Shinoda Masahiro Shinoda
(screenplay)


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10 years, 5 months ago at Jul 12 11:20
Two people who love gambling and have an unfullfilled love affair. Black and White. Better than your average Yakuza film as it revolves around the gang as average humans and not stupid karate kickers. Kaga is the lolita with the looks and Ikebe is great as an older gangster. Highly recommended.
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Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds spice to the staid masculine underworld rituals. Muraki becomes her mentor while simultaneously coping with the shifts of power that have affected the gangs while he was interred. When he notices a rogue, drug-addicted young punk hanging around the gambling dens, he realizes that Saeko's insatiable lust for intense pleasures may be leading her to self-destruction.
Release date: 1 March 1964
UPC: 037429183328
Tags: Japan (3), Japanese (2), 1960s (2), Noir (1), Japanese Noir (1), Favorite? (1), Retro Asian (1), 96 Min. (1), East Asia (1), HQ (1), 1964 (1), Based On Novel (1), Cult (1), B&w (1), Yakuza (1), Asian (1), Film Noir (1), Crime (1), Thriller (1)
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