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Pale Flower

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Masahiro Shinoda Run Time: 96 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1964 Language: Japanese

Starring: Chisako Hara, Koji Nakahara, Mariko Kaga, Ryō Ikebe, Takashi Fujiki

Masahiro Shinoda was a pioneer in Japanese new wave noirs, and he applies his mastery of mood and character to the yazuka genre in Pale Flower.

When a gangster is released from prison, he tries to find his footing in the gambling underworld of his gang when he encounters a wealthy and beautiful thrill seeker who draws him into her web. Together and apart they enter a self-destructive spiral.

Haunting and nihilistic, Pale Flower is a dark meditation on fate and love not often seen in the action-packed world of the yakuza.