• Film ID:
  • 7508
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=106 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Japan.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Japanese.
WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS (1960)
(ONNA GA KAIDAN WOAGURA TOKI)
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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour, a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko, played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine, who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern post-war Ginza district. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. A profoundly moving masterpiece.
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