MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,140 this week

Uwasa no onna (1954)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  20 June 1954 (Japan)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 480 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 8 critic

Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

Related News

Late Mizoguchi (1951-1956) DVD Review
| HeyUGuys.co.uk

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 231 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 25 Dec 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Uwasa no onna" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Uwasa no onna (1954)

Uwasa no onna (1954) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Uwasa no onna.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The 47 Ronin (1941)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô
Early Spring (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi
Gion bayashi (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto asking her to be a "maiko" (apprentice of geisha). Eiko explains that her... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Chieko Murata
The Sword (1945)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kan Ishii, Eijirô Yanagi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shinobu and her brother Genichiro plead with the famous swordsman Musashi Miyamoto to teach them swordsmanship to avenge their father's death. The killers of their father see the sister and... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Kigoro Ikushima
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A socially committed film about the feudal state of many Japanese women in 1946. Hiroko Hosokawa, a female lawyer, defends Mrs. Asakura, who suffocated her child in her grief after her ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Michiko Kuwano, Mitsuko Miura
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kôtarô Bandô, Toshiko Iizuka, Gonjurô Kawarazaki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kichisaburo Arashi, Minosuke Bandô, Narutoshi Hayashi
Gubijinsô (1935)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on Soseki Natsume's 1908 novel of the same title, Poppy is an ornately complicated story of desire and ambition. Fujio is beautiful, talented, well-heeled, and engaged to Munechika, a... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Ichirô Tsukida, Daijirô Natsukawa, Kazuyoshi Takeda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hatsuko Mabuchi
Tomoemon Otani ...
Dr. Kenji Matoba
...
Yukiko Mabuchi
Eitarô Shindô ...
Yasuichi Harada
Bontarô Miake ...
Kobayashi
Chieko Naniwa ...
Osaki
Haruo Tanaka ...
Kawamoto
Hisao Toake ...
Yamada
Michiko Ai ...
Aioi Dayu
Sachiko Mine ...
Chiyo
Yôko Wakasugi ...
Tamakoto Dayu
Kimiko Tachibana ...
Usugumo Dayu
Teruyo Hasegawa ...
Kisaragi Dayu
Teruko Daimi ...
Onoue Dayu
Kan Ueda ...
Takeshita
Edit

Storyline

Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out about her mother's profession. Hatsuko is having a discrete affair with the young Dr. Matoba, who looks after the geisha girls. The doctor is attracted to Yukiko, who initially despises him and everything connected with the geisha house. However Yukiko gradually changes her views. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 1954 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Woman in the Rumor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another outstanding Mizoguchi's film
24 December 2012 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

There is not really much that could be said about this beautifully executed film; if you are familiar with Mizoguchi's themes, you will most likely know that the majority of his films are based on women's suffering. This film is no exception; it revolves around a geisha house run by a widow whose daughter had attempted to commit suicide, after her boyfriend found out about her mother's everyday profession (this can actually be found in the film's synopsis). However, the daughter then decides to look after all the women carrying out their duties at her mother's business, as she learns they are there because hard times require it. Between mother and daughter mediates a young doctor who also takes part in the business, taking good care of the geisha.

I would recommend this film to anyone interested in classic Japanese cinema. However, if you are new to Mizoguchi, you might want to start with his most famous films.

My score: 9/10


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Uwasa no onna (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?