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Italy is usually cited as the anchor of the neo-realist movement in cinema, but Mikio Naruse's Ginza Cosmetics (1951) is a reminder that Japan had its own output equally rooted in realism. Set in Tokyo's Ginza district, this low-key, lyrical unassuming account of a few days in the life of a luckless geisha (Kinuyo Tanaka), as she struggles to make a living for herself and her young son, has few dr...

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Directed by

Mikio Naruse

Written by

Matsuo Kishi (Screenplay)
Tomoichirô Inoue (Novel)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

single mother based on novel or book tokyo japan geisha cosmetics