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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Jan. 15, 1960Japan111 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

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 tarnished occupation), to be a kept woman, or to borrow money to buy a bar of her own. Each route has dangers, including investors demanding a return on their loans. Keiko has a quiet dignity that attracts men, but are they what they seem? Does she actually have choices?

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Original title 女が階段を上る時
IMDb Rating 8.1 4,087 votes
TMDb Rating 8 59 votes

Director

Mikio Naruse
Director

Cast

Hideko Takamine isKeiko Yashiro
Keiko Yashiro
Masayuki Mori isNobuhiko Fujisaki
Nobuhiko Fujisaki
Reiko Dan isJunko Inchihashi
Junko Inchihashi
Tatsuya Nakadai isKenichi Komatsu
Kenichi Komatsu
Daisuke Katō isMatsukichi Sekine
Matsukichi Sekine