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37 Ratings

Dancing Girl


Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1951


Mariko Okada (in her film debut) plays a young ballerina prodigy whose parents seem to be trapped in a loveless marriage.

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Dancing Girl Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

One questions the concept behind Shindo’s adaptation, which appears to be a condensation of a complex novel. In addition to omitting the mundane texture that is key to Naruse’s usual approach to drama, the script leans heavily on abstractions.
June 06, 2016
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