Flowing (1956)

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1h 57min
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Synopsis:
Directed in 1956, the year that prostitution was outlawed in Japan, 'Flowing' explores the inner workings of a changing world, as traditional geishas faced the impending decline of their hidden way of life and the looming spectre of prostitution. It depicts the story of a widow, Rika (Kinuyo Tanaka), who is forced to work for a living and becomes a maid in a struggling Tokyo geisha house where its proud mistress (Isuzu Yamada) tries to save the house from becoming either a restaurant or a brothel. It is through Rika that we are introduced to the various geishas, who drink and fight, worry over the lack of clients, and attempt to stave off imminent extinction.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sanezumi Fujimoto
Writers:
Toshirô Ide, Aya Kôda, Sumie Tanaka
Aka:
Nagareru / House of Geisha
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Illustrated audio discussion with Kent Jones and Phillip Lopate

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