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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [Japanese] [1960]

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Overview

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Optional dolby digital 3.0 soundtrack, preserving the original perspecta simulated stereo effects
  • Audio commentary by Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie, author of A Hundred Years of Japanese Film
  • New video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: A booklet featuring essays by Phillip Lopate, Catherine Russell, Audi Bock, and Hideko Takamine

Synopsis

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Filmmaker Mikio Naruse takes a characteristic dour look at life in When A Woman Ascends the Stairs. The central character is a barmaid, who works day and night to avoid being thrown out into the street. She knows that, if she loses her job, the only profession open to her is the World's Oldest. But when the worst happens, the barmaid learns to live with herself while compromising her values. The film's original title was Onna Ga Kaidan O Agaru Toki. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hideko Takamine
    Hideko Takamine - Keiko Yashiro
  • Daisuke Kato
    Daisuke Kato - Matsukichi Sekine
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    Keiko Awaji - Yuri
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    Reiko Dan - Junko Inchihashi
  • Tatsuya Nakadai
    Tatsuya Nakadai - Kenichi Komatsu, the bartender
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