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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. based on novel or book, geisha, tokyo, japan, single mother, cosmetics

Released: Apr 14, 1951

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Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai, Yûji Hori, Kyōko Kagawa, Eijirô Yanagi, Eijirō Tōno, Yoshihiro Nishikubo, Haruo Tanaka, Yoshio Kosugi, Masao Mishima, Tamae Kiyokawa

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