When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

by Mikio Naruse 1h51min Japan 1960
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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
by Mikio Naruse

A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.

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  • Hideko Takamine : Keiko Yashiro
  • Masayuki Mori : Nobuhiko Fujisaki
  • Daisuke Katō : Matsukichi Sekine
  • And with: Reiko Dan, Tatsuya Nakadai, Ganjiro Nakamura, Eitaro Ozawa, Keiko Awaji


  • Director Mikio Naruse
  • Scenario Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Photo director Masao Tamai
  • Set Design Satoru Chûko
  • Costume Design Hideko Takamine
  • Sound Masao Fujiyoshi, Hisashi Shimonaga
  • Original music Toshirô Mayuzumi
  • Producer Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Production Compagny Toho Company
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1960
  • Release date for France08/12/1995
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese
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