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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
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1 year, 8 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: 1960s (4), Japan (4), 1960 (3), B&w (3), Japanese (2), Drama (1), Mikio Naruse (1), East Asia (1), 111 Min. (1), Ginza (1), Bar Hostes (1), Naruse (1)
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