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The Flower of Shanidar

Shanidaru no hana

Directed by Gakuryû Ishii
Japan, 2013


A beautiful flower blooms on a selected woman’s body and that flower is called the “Shanidar”. When the Shanidar is in full bloom, the flower produces a substance which is then sold at a high cost to develop new drugs. Kenji Otaki works as a researcher at the facility where the Shanidar is grown.

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The Flower of Shanidar Directed by Gakuryû Ishii

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  • I0000days's rating of the film The Flower of Shanidar

    Typical Ishii... casually injects LSD into the screen like no other film or video artist will ever be able to and then proceeds to cast the shittiest actors and soundtrack the whole thing with the most grating J-Rock you can imagine. Still, what a beautiful wreck of art, I'd say it is somewhere between 7 stars and 1 star. Ishii's reptilian descent should be obvious to everyone by now.