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Winter's Flower (1978)

Fuyu no hana (original title)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Yasuo Furuhata

Writer:

Sô Kuramoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Takakura ... Hidetsugu Kano
Kimiko Ikegami ... Yoko Matsuoka
Kin'ya Kitaôji Kin'ya Kitaôji ... Michio Sakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuko Baishô Mitsuko Baishô ... Merry
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... Ryokichi Sakata
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Kiichiro Hanai
Asao Koike Asao Koike
Yoichi Miura Yoichi Miura ... Otohiko Takeda
Isao Natsuyagi ... Michio Tachibana
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Shinkichi Mie
Shôichi Ozawa Shôichi Ozawa ... Chan
Kunie Tanaka ... Kokichi Minami
Minori Terada Minori Terada ... Takehiko Yamamoto
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Ichiro
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Storyline

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? Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 June 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter's Flower See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rare and compelling Japanese crime drama.
20 March 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my 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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