Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

Italy is usually cited as the anchor of the neo-realist movement in cinema, but Mikio Naruse's Ginza Cosmetics (1951) is a reminder that Japan had its own output equally rooted in realism. Set in Tokyo's Ginza district, this low-key, lyrical unassuming account of a few days in the life of a luckless geisha (Kinuyo Tanaka), as she struggles to make a living for herself and her young son, has few dramatic highs or artificial moments, but possesses a startlingly vivid power in its slice-of-life texture.

Directing:
  • Mikio Naruse

Writing:
  • Matsuo Kishi
  • Tomoichirô Inoue

Stars:
Release Date: 1951-04-14
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 86
Kyôko Kagawa
Kyôko Kagawa
Kyôko
Kinuyo Tanaka
Kinuyo Tanaka
Yukiko Tsuji
Eijirō Tōno
Eijirō Tōno
Hyôbei Sugano
Haruo Tanaka
Haruo Tanaka
Gonroku Shirai
Yoshio Kosugi
Yoshio Kosugi
Eijirô Kasai
Masao Mishima
Masao Mishima
Tasuzô Fujimura
Tanaka Kinuyo
Tanaka Kinuyo
Yukiko Tsuji
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