PALE FLOWER

paleflower 1964  (Kawaita Hana 乾いた花) – Masahiro Shinoda

synopsis:

yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.

cam_03 A cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave – bewitchingly shot and edited, and laced with a fever-dream-like score by Toru Takemitsu, this gangster romance was a breakthrough for the idiosyncratic Masahiro Shinoda.                                                        The pitch-black Pale Flower  is an unforgettable excursion into the Japanese underworld.

trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOOr4nuWFqU

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links:

http://www.criterion.com/films/27604-pale-flower

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056327/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

http://www.criterion.com/films/27604-pale-flower/

reviews:

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/blu-ray-review-pale-flower-criterion-collection/

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/blu-ray-review-pale-flower-criterion-collection/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pale_flower/

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