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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1960


When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse’s finest hour—a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo’s very modern postwar Ginza district, and entertains businessmen after work.

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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Directed by Mikio Naruse

Awards & Festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival


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