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The Crucified Woman

Uwasa no onna

directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan 1954
  • 83 min
76 Ratings


Set in a modern Kyoto geisha house, the eponymous woman in the rumour is Hatsuko, madame of her own geisha house. When Hatsuko ends up pursuing the same man as her daughter, both women are forced to confront their attitudes towards each other and the family business.