When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Edition no. 377

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Toho Co.
Directed by: Mikio Naruse
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse’s finest hour—a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo’s very modern postwar Ginza district, who entertains businessmen after work. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs shows the largely unsung yet widely beloved master Naruse at his most socially exacting and profoundly emotional.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: Japanese 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

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Release Credits

Producer: Kim Hendrickson
Artwork: steve chow

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