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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki) (1960)

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
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Hideko Takamine Hideko Takamine
Keiko Yashiro
Masayuki Mori Masayuki Mori
Nobuhiko Fujisaki
Reiko Dan Reiko Dan
Junko Inchihashi
Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai
Kenichi Komatsu, the manager
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô
Matsukichi Sekine
Eitarô Ozawa Eitarô Ozawa
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A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.
Release date: 25 June 1963
Tags: 1960s (4), 1960 (4), Japan (4), Japanese (3), B&w (3), 111 Min. (1), Ginza (1), Bar Hostes (1), Naruse (1), Drama (1), Mikio Naruse (1), East Asia (1), Neorealism (1)
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