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  1. ejonline's rating of the film Pale Flower

    This is a very, very cold film, filed with the dead-eyed existentialist musings and the practiced-anxious actions of characters desperate to pull themselves out of their stifling malaise. The narrative lags in one or two places, but the mood is consistently engrossing and disturbing. It stands out among similar films because it makes the noir posing feel like the choice of the characters rather than the director.

  2. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Pale Flower

  3. Aditya Watts's rating of the film Pale Flower

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Une œuvre japonaise fort minimaliste, reflet d'une société en mouvance et en questionnement dans laquelle une certaine jeunesse s'étiole dangereusement dans un profond et lancinant ennui existentiel cherchant de futiles et mortifères expédients dans le jeu, la vitesse, le meurtre, alors même que les anciennes valeurs sociétales et claniques tombent en évidente déliquescence et franche désuétude...

  5. Steve McGee's rating of the film Pale Flower

    In my top 5 favorite movies. Coolest of the cool - forget it, you'll never be as cool as a nihilistic yakuza. Wardrobe level 15/10. Kaga Mariko is 'cute as a button' - debutante gone wild slapping yen on the white cloth.

  6. Marco Tassinari's rating of the film Pale Flower

  7. pomegranate's rating of the film Pale Flower

  8. film_lies101's rating of the film Pale Flower

  9. Tibulle85's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Film de yakuzas extrêmement classique, mais de bonne facture. On ne s'ennuie pas, il y a une belle atmosphère; mais l'ensemble ne m'a pas semblé très mémorable (à la différence par exemple du "cimetière de la morale", récemment diffusé sur Mubi).

  10. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Pale Flower

  11. Julian Horny's rating of the film Pale Flower

    A beautiful dark film dressed in a perfect black and white.

  12. Ludovic72's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Dans un noir et blanc magnifique aux contrastes aveuglants, des personnages mélancoliques se noient dans l'ivresse du jeu et les excès de vitesse. La mise en scène, les transitions et ellipses brutales, le mal-être ambiant, ne sont pas sans rappeler l'œuvre d'Antonioni. Sans oublier la musique pleine de tension, la voix off désabusée... et des acteurs charismatiques ! Cinq étoiles pour cette belle découverte.

  13. Mx Nihil's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Japanese New Wave meets Film Noir and the result is better than anything that the French New Wave has ever produced. Fashionable existentialist disaffection is replaced by raw emptiness and biting nihilism.

  14. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Doom sizzles out of every crevice. An underrated nihil-noir masterpiece.

  15. marco's rating of the film Pale Flower

  16. patchwork's rating of the film Pale Flower

    uno dei migliori noir della new-wave giapponese anni '60, che rispetta i topoi del genere (la femme fatale, il senso dell'onore che porta ad accettare - non solo con rassegnazione, ma quasi con gioia - l'ineluttabilità del destino) senza però cadere negli stereotipi. Riuscito lo scavo psicologico dei personaggi e magnifica eleganza formale del tutto

  17. wayne roylance's rating of the film Pale Flower

    a perfect ending caps a near-perfect film. japanese noir at its best.

  18. InsertOzuReferencehere's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Everytime I watch this, I love it more.

  19. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Pale Flower

    Des jeux clandestins, des destins qui se perdent comme l'argent aux cartes, un cabriolet Caravelle, une joueuse belle riche désœuvrée & un peu paumée, un truand tente de la protéger malgré les codes. Nihiliste et envoûtant. ===== An illegal gambling den, a French convertible, a beautiful rich & idle young lady, a bit clueless, a mobster trying to protect, her despite his corporation codes. Nihilistic & bewitching.

  20. hyacinthtears's rating of the film Pale Flower

    so glad i stumbled upon this gem at the library, my only problem with this was some of the editing, otherwise it dazzles + the dream scene will forever be my favourite

  21. Rebecca DeLucia's rating of the film Pale Flower

    one of the greatest ever hair-raising final scenes knocked flat by needless verbal repetition, a narrative incongruity to the symphonic telepathy of their boundness. still marvelous in total

  22. Muraki's rating of the film Pale Flower

    this movie is about a dead soul (also a yakuza) looking for the meaning of joy in the life of the Modern tokyo gangsters' world after being released from jail. When Speaking about the last chances..this is the best movie to speak about. could be the best Japanese noir ever, every frame was so cool, the editing was great, Ryo Ikebe was also cool, elegant, sharp & determinant as muraki. a masterpiece

  23. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Pale Flower

    This must be one of the most visually stunning noirs I've ever seen. My God it was pretty. It's amazing how far the quality of the images can carry a movie because in retrospect I agree with some of the other reviewers: the characters are a little empty. Still an amazing experience.

  24. Jack Hemingway's rating of the film Pale Flower

    I found myself not caring about the characters but being enthralled with the images presented to me. Must revisit soon.

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