What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »
A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »
This charming film from Japan's most underrated director, Mikio Naruse, stars the very young and always beautiful Hideko Takamine and it's one of the director's best from that decade. The story is about a young bus conductress(Takamine) and the bus driver, who propose to their boss to provide tour guide commentary, in order to solve the bus company' s financial problems. I really liked this film, although its a bit too short (less than 1 hour) and not quite as profound as Naruse's late masterpieces. Also, it reminded me Hiroshi Shimizu's Arigato-San (1936), another great film with a similar mood. Unfortunately, almost all Naruse's films of the 40's are unknown in the West, thus the video quality of this movie is not so good...
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