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9 Ratings

A Woman's Place

Onna no za

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1962


A virtuous young widow runs the grocery store owned by her deceased husband’s petty, vulgar family.

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A Woman's Place Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

Ide and Matsuyama’s script, never exactly subtle, occasionally suggests willful parody… Naruse tends to dial up the surrealism when his material isn’t ideal, and here he seems stymied by long-enduring heroine Yoshiko, who for much of the film seems to exist only to set off the pettiness of her in-laws.
June 06, 2016
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