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Winter's Flower (1978)
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Winter's Flower (1978)
Original name: 冬の華
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Kanno (Ken Takakura) is a Yakuza. He had to kill Matsuoka who betrayed their boss. Kanno knew Matsuoka had a 3-year-old daughter named Youko. Before he gave himself to the police, he asked his trusted man to take care of her. While in prison, Kanno kept sending letters to Youko, disguising as an uncle in Brazil. 15 years later, Kanno is released. He is determined to live legitimately, however... the Yakuza has not forgotten his wicked deed! A powerful motion picture about honor and the violent ways of the Yakuza.
Plot: prison, henchman, yakuza, betrayal, guardian, correspondence, ex convict, going straight, revenge
Place: brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about prison, revenge, murder, yakuza, gangsters, crime and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Winter's Flower: Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964), Straight Time (1978), Station (1981), Pleasures of the Flesh (1965), Heat Wave (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wolves, Pigs & Men (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
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Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: yakuza, prison, mob boss, mob hit, mafia, murder, arrest, corruption, gang war, gunfight, liver, political party
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Time: 60s
Place: japan
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Heat Wave (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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