The Flowers and the Angry Waves

Unclassified 18+
Seijun Suzuki, 92 mins, Japan, 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles. Courtesy: The Japan Foundation.

The Flowers and the Angry Waves
The Flowers and the Angry Waves

Bloody and elegant chaos marks this swashbuckling period piece; one of Suzuki's most underrated films.

What feels like a thousand dramas in the form of sword fights, gun fights, geisha femme-fatales, trade unionism, bribery and adultery are packed into a relatively short running time through the brilliance of Suzuki's trademark editing and frenetic storytelling.

Culminating in a truly thrilling examination of corruption and modernity as early-20th-century Tokyo is brought to dazzling life. B-movie fare at it's most magnificent.


Wed 27 Jun 2012, 8.45pm

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