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CURRENT VIEWING: Pale Flower : Masahiro Shinoda : Criterion : 05:17:11

"Pale Flower" is the story of a yakuza, who falls into a  relationship with a beautiful gambling addict"Pale Flower" is the story of a yakuza, who falls into a relationship with a beautiful gambling addict

It may have been filed for years in the "crime film" category, but Masahiro Shinoda's "Pale Flower" is such a cool and precise piece of image-making, it may well serve to reposition Mr. Shinoda 's name alongside the giants of Japanese cinema.

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