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Flowing (1956)

Nagareru (original title)
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Toshirô Ide, Aya Kôda (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Rika Yamanaka / Oharu
Isuzu Yamada ... Otsuta
Hideko Takamine ... Katsuyo, Otsuta's daughter
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Nanako
Haruko Sugimura ... Someka
Sumiko Kurishima Sumiko Kurishima ... Ohama
Chieko Nakakita ... Yoneko, Otsuta's sister
Natsuko Kahara ... Otoyo, Otsuta's sister
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Namie's uncle
Daisuke Katô ... Yoneko's ex
Nobuo Nakamura
Kumeko Otowa Kumeko Otowa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideko Ebata Hideko Ebata
Chiyo Izumi Chiyo Izumi
Masayoshi Kawabe Masayoshi Kawabe
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Storyline

Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta will not give up. This film portraits the day time life of geisha when not entertaining customers. Written by MarlicOne {imdb@motechnet.com}

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Geisha See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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References The Life of Oharu (1952) See more »

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Interesting observation of a declining trade
7 July 2007 | by simon-1303See all my reviews

This is a series of vaguely connected episodes set in and around a geisha house. Staff come and go. There are money transactions between everybody. Naruse knows this area to perfection and uses this knowledge and some tremendous actresses to portray both interesting day to day details and some of the major issues. Linked themes are the ending both of careers and of businesses in the context of a decline in the popularity of geishas and their traditional entertainment skills in post war Japan. Even less than in other Naruse films, there is little depiction of the geisha with clients and more about their 'off stage' lives.

As ever, Naruse's camera-work and editing is tremendous in capturing scenes and actions.


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