Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds spice to the staid masculine underworld rituals. Muraki becomes her mentor while simultaneously coping with the shifts of power that have affected the gangs while he was interred. When he notices a rogue, drug-addicted young punk hanging around the gambling dens, he realizes that Saeko's insatiable lust for intense pleasures may be leading her to self-destruction.Pale Flower featuring Ryō Ikebe and Mariko Kaga is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, and streaming with subscription on Kanopy. It's a crime and thriller movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (3,308 votes) and was well received by critics.
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
Not available to rent or buy.
#79 Ranked in Gangster Movies
#232 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#375 Ranked in Crime Movies
Pale Flower has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (3,308 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.