Winter’s Flower (1978)

Winter’s Flower (1978)

Released: 1978
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre
Director: Yasuo Furuhata
Starring: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Kimiko Ikegami, Ken Takakura, ,
Run time: 121 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: Japan
Views: 95100


A thug is released after fifteen years in prison for the murder of a yakuza gang boss. Things were never going to be simple and bygones were never going to be bygones of course, but to make matters more complicated the murdered boss had a young daughter upon his death. Will it be a case of vengeance?
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User Reviews: Ken Takakura was, with Toshiro Mifune, the most known Japanese actor in Hollywood, or may I say in the rest of the outside Japan world. We saw him in YAKUZA and BLACK RAIN, remember. He had such a poignant face expression for sad stories, gripping atmospheres of crime, drama or honor tales. This film makes no exception. He plays here a yakuza released from jail after fifteen years for murdering a gang boss. A gang boss who, at this time, had a young daughter. A girl who have grown up in the mean time, as you can guess… Yes, a true yakuza movie, but with not so much action, nor violence, no gun shots, just blades… Takakura Ken at his best.

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