Gincho wataridori (Wandering Ginza Butterfly) (Wandering Silver Butterfly)
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Gincho wataridori (Wandering Ginza Butterfly) (Wandering Silver Butterfly)
Cult film icon Meiko Kaji (Female Convict Scorpion) stars as a former gang leader who must fight to defend her uncle's pool hall when a rival gang attempts to muscle in on the business. Sentenced to three years in prison for murdering a yakuza member, one-time street tough Nami (Kaji) emerges from her prison stint a shamed woman condemned to life in the shadowy underworld. Eventually, Nami returns to the city to live with her uncle, who owns a pool hall, and connects with shady pimp Ryuji (Tsunehiko Watase). All seems well when Nami lands a job as a hostess at a trendy club in the Ginza… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a minor but fun piece of seventies genre cinema filled with loud suits, melodramatic complications and a camera that zooms in to hardened faces..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View