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Hideko the Bus Conductress

Hideko no shasho-san

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1941


In an effort to win back customers on a dilapidated bus, a female employee offers colorful commentary on the passing sights, but is stymied by her greedy, devious boss.

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Hideko the Bus Conductress Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

On the surface a relaxed, plot-deprived vehicle for 17-year-old child star Hideko Takamine (in the first of her 17 collaborations with Naruse), HIDEKO THE BUS CONDUCTOR is soon revealed as a daring manifestation of the low-key structural absurdism that Naruse particularly favored during the wartime years.
June 06, 2016
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