Pale Flower
Pale Flower
Pale Flower
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Pale Flower

Masahiro Shinoda Japan, 1964

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a 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. 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 (Kawaita hana) is an unforgettable excursion into the underworld.


  • 96 min
  • B&W
  • 2.35:1


  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • 35mm

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