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Mikio Naruse (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 April 1933 (Japan) See more »
Two Geisha with a connection to a young man deal with life's hardships. | Add synopsis »
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Melodrama with art See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Kikue
Akio Isono
Sumiko Mizukubo ... Shôkiku
Reikichi Kawamura ... Shôkiku's father
Ryuko Fuji ... Shôkiku's mother
Yôko Fujita ... Shôkiku's younger sister
Tomio Aoki ... Shôkiku's younger brother (as Tokkan Kozô)
Chôko Iida
Kinuko Wakamizu
Ryoichi Takeuchi ... Guest
Tokuji Kobayashi ... Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Arai
Ureo Egawa ... Guest
Fusako Fujita
Shin'ichi Himori ... Guest
Shôichi Kofujita ... Student
Kyôko Mitsukawa
Kotarô Sekiguchi ... Young rascal #1
Mitsuru Wakamiya ... Young rascal #2
Teruko Wakamizu

Directed by
Mikio Naruse 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mikio Naruse  screenplay

Cinematography by
Suketarô Inokai 
Art Direction by
Tatsuo Hamada 
Set Decoration by
Kôjiro Kawasaki 
Matasaburo Okuno 
Costume Design by
Tose Tanaka 
Makeup Department
Rezu Sugimoto .... hair stylist
Art Department
Seizô Kubota .... set designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Shozo Noguchi .... gaffer
Other crew
Kiyomitsu Hinata .... text photography
Toshimi Nassho .... film development
Tomoyasu Shiga .... title designer
Takeo Tajiri .... stage manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Kimi to wakarete" - Japan (original title)
"After Our Separation" - USA
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61 min | Japan:72 min (20 fps) (35 mm version)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Melodrama with art, 4 July 2007
Author: simon-1303 from United Kingdom

I really enjoyed this straightforward story of two hardworking working girls. Naruse's great camera-work and expressive actors conveys the hard life, physically and emotionally, of working girls and the positive and negative sides of family ties. Never sentimental, carefully chosen scenes brilliantly illustrate an effective if familiar story of decline and fall, or rather fall and decline.

Naruse can be a little claustrophobic and hermetic, even static, but switches of location keep the story fresh and each scene moves the story along.

Relationships are entirely credible and dialogue (intertitles for this silent movie) is dramatic and appropriate.

On a personal note, look out for the ever so cute No. 2 actress Sumiko Mizukubo, the 'Japanese Sylvia Sydney' apparently, on account of 'her small size and the shape of her lips'.

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