Sight and Sound - 07/01/2011
"PALE FLOWER becomes a film that crystallises a generational moment, without excess or irony."
Crazed Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda is back again with this high voltage tale that mixes drugs, crime, and gambling. Recently released convict Muraki (Ryo Ikebe) meets the beautiful Saeko (Mariko Kaga) at a gambling house. Soon, they are lovers on the lam, navigating the menacing underworld of Tokyo, where danger lurks around every corner.