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Epitome (1953)

Shukuzu (original title)
Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl pressed into becoming a geisha was forcefully adapted by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba). When Ginko (Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) falls in... See full summary »

Director:

Kaneto Shindô

Writers:

Kaneto Shindô, Shusei Tokuda (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobuko Otowa ... Ginko
Sumiko Hidaka Sumiko Hidaka ... Somefuku
Isuzu Yamada ... Tamiko
Sô Yamamura ... Wakabayashi
Jûkichi Uno Jûkichi Uno ... Ginzo
Akira Yamauchi Akira Yamauchi ... Kuramochi
Yôichi Numata Yôichi Numata ... Kurisu
Osamu Takizawa Osamu Takizawa ... Ino
Ichirô Sugai ... Isogai
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu ... Nagase
Taiji Tonoyama ... Yamada
Zenpei Saga Zenpei Saga
Eitarô Shindô
Eijirô Yanagi Eijirô Yanagi
Yuriko Hanabusa Yuriko Hanabusa ... Kuramochi's mother
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Storyline

Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl pressed into becoming a geisha was forcefully adapted by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba). When Ginko (Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) falls in love with one of her clients, she is handily rebuffed by the young man's wealthy family, and left to wander from geisha house to geisha house.

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Genres:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1953 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Epitome See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kindai Eiga Kyokai See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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