Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose)
Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose) (2010)

A drama about family and politics, the role of memory in relationships, and that of jealousy, arrogance, love, loyalty and betrayal. Pavel, a distinguished psychiatrist is about to receive an award for his life's work and his role as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2014
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

This intricate, powerful, unsettling film brings us into a world of profound moral complexities where facile judgments must be suspended because even the best people can become complicit in evil.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A film that recognizes life as a tumultuous mess of both noble and base intensions and actions, as well as one that understands the thorny tragedies such chaos often leaves in its wake.

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Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press

As an exercise in cultural memory, Kawasaki's Rose is cathartic.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The point of this thoughtful, moving film is that the motives and actions that define human ethics are never simple and that the Communist regime was especially adept at exploiting this complexity for its own ends.

Noel Murray
AV Club

The problem with Kawasaki's Rose is that the theme is far more compelling than the movie.

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Simon Miraudo

I haven't seen so much information so lazily and clunkily delivered since the finale of the 2007 French film Tell No One. It doesn't matter if you've not seen it; just know that it should have really been called: Tell Everyone. Everything. Ever.

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David Fear
Time Out

History is written by the winners, but even after the ink dries, everyone-including the losers-still has to live with it.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

The first film to confront the ghosts of government collaboration in communist Czechoslovakia may be new for Czechs, but otherwise it's a familiar invocation of a problematically buried past.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Kawasaki's Rose," Lucie(Lenka Vlasakova), a middle-aged woman, is ecstatic to hear that the large tumor removed from her is benign. So, she… More