Gincho wataridori (Wandering Ginza Butterfly) (Wandering Silver Butterfly) (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gincho wataridori (Wandering Ginza Butterfly) (Wandering Silver Butterfly) (1971)

Gincho wataridori (Wandering Ginza Butterfly) (Wandering Silver Butterfly)

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Cult film icon Meiko Kaji (Female Convict Scorpion) stars as a former gang leader who must fight to defend her uncle's pool hall when a rival gang attempts to muscle in on the business. Sentenced to three years in prison for murdering a yakuza member, one-time street tough Nami (Kaji) emerges from her prison stint a shamed woman condemned to life in the shadowy underworld. Eventually, Nami returns to the city to live with her uncle, who owns a pool hall, and connects with shady pimp Ryuji (Tsunehiko Watase). All seems well when Nami lands a job as a hostess at a trendy club in the Ginza district, though the bright lights of the local shops suppress a swelling darkness that will soon threaten to pull her back into a world of bloodlust and treachery. A rival gang is attempting to muscle in on the club, and in order to save her uncle's business Nami will have to wield a pool cue with the skill of a seasoned pool shark. But sometimes a pool cue isn't enough, and you need to reach for a sword in order to make your point. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Jun 2, 2009
Runtime:

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It's a minor but fun piece of seventies genre cinema filled with loud suits, melodramatic complications and a camera that zooms in to hardened faces...

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
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