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Ginza Cosmetics

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Ginza Cosmetics

Release Date: April 14, 1951

Year    :   1951
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Ito Productions
Director    :   Mikio Naruse
Producers    :   Motohiko Itô, Sentaro Abe
Writers    :   Matsuo Kishi, Tomoichirô Inoue
RunTime    :   87 mins.

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.

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