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    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1960 • Japan
    Starring Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan

    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 hoste...

  • Yearning

    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1964 • Japan

    Mikio Naruse's Yearning (1964) is a story of an extended family tragedy growing out of the Second World War. Hideko Takamine stars as a young widow whose husband is killed in the war, and her business all-but-wiped out in a bombing raid -- in his memory sh...

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    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1967 • Japan

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