About

Keiko, whom everyone calls Mama, narrates her story: she's a hostess on the Ginza, 30, a widow. She describes life's vicious cycle: acting cheerful around drunks, dressing and living well to convey confidence, needing money for these expenses and for her demanding mother and brother, and knowing she's growing older. She's of an age when she must choose: to seek marriage (difficult given her tarnis...

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13
Directed by

Mikio Naruse

Written by

Ryûzô Kikushima (Screenplay)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

tokyo japan bar widow hostess stairs