Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) Reviews

June 5, 2011
Director Masahiro Shinoda takes lots of chances, using close-ups and off-kilter edits to deepen his characters. A jazzy, avant-garde score throws things even more off balance.
June 4, 2011
Pale Flower sits comfortably as one of the darker noir films ever made
May 16, 2011
They get no kicks from champagne.
August 2, 2007
a lost yakuza classic, part Bob Le Flambeur, part Rebel Without a Cause, but with an ecstatic blankness all its own.
May 31, 2004
One of the best and most powerful yakuza films ever made.
March 14, 2004
A masterful, meticulously crafted, wry meditation on fate and love that any cinema fan will appreciate.