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196 Ratings



Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1956


Adapted from a book by Kodo Aya, Rika is a widow whose dire financial circumstances force her to take a housemaid assignment in a failing Tokyo geisha house. Naruse then reveals, through Rika’s eyes, the mistress’s valiant struggles to keep the house from regressing into a brothel or a restaurant.

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