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

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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
Minobe


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3 years, 2 months ago at Mar 13 13:25
Naruse is somehow between Ozu and any other greta japanese. Love the challenge of putting in every woman's foot, even the sympathy goes for the non wife. The choir of characters that forces her is well handled
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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: 15 January 1960
Tags: Japan (4), 1960s (4), B&w (3), 1960 (3), Japanese (2), Drama (1), Naruse (1), Bar Hostes (1), Ginza (1), East Asia (1), 111 Min. (1), Mikio Naruse (1)
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"6.5. Mikio Narusen luultavasti tunnetuimmassa elokuvassa Hideko Takaminen esittämällä baarihostessmamalla ei ole helppoa, kun talousrintamalla ei mene vahvasti, inho omaa työtä kohtaan kasvaa päivä päivältä, sukulaiset odottavat häneltä jatkuvaa palvelua ja pariutumisrintamalla ei tekisi mieli toimia niin kuin häneltä odotetaan. Paskassarämpimiskuvauksen sijaan kerronta on hienovaraisempaa, mutta hahmon alamäki ja kokemukset puhuttelevat. Olen aivan myyty 60-luvun japanilaiselok"


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"THE CLASSICS YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN BY NOW Hideko Takamine In the West at least, the films of Naruse have never quite received the same level of interest or acclaim as those of other celebrated Japanese auteurs such as Ozu and Kurosawa. The cinema scholar Freda Freiberg places the blame for this, in part, upon the responses of American male critics who “failing to find either the boyish playfulness of Ozu or the macho histrionics of Kurosawa treated him as second-rate.” But Naruse’s finely "


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