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Title Fallen women [(DVD) videorecording] / director, Kenji Mizoguchi.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE FAL    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (299 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 13, Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women.
Eclipse ; series 13.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Language In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Note Collective title from container.
Cast Isuzu Yamada, Yoko Umemura, Chiyako Okura, Benkei Shiganoya, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi, Tomie Tsunoda, Mitsuo Nagata, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Yasuko Kawakami.
Summary [v. 1]. Osaka elegy. Switchboard operator Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss after he promises to support her and her father - setting her off on a seemingly irreversible downward spiral.
[v. 2]. Sisters of the Gion. Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods.
[v. 3]. Women of the night. The story of two sisters, Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, in an affair with a narcotics smuggler, who, along with their younger friend Kumiko, descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them.
[v. 4]. Street of shame. In a brothel in Tokyo's red-light district, a group of working women, their profession on the verge of being outlawed, deal with life's disappointments, large and small.
Contents [v. 1]. Naniwa ereji = Osaka elegy -- [v. 2]. Gion no shimai = Sisters of the Gion -- [v. 3]. Yoru no onnatachi = Women of the night -- [v. 4]. Akasen chitai = Street of shame.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Adultery -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Sexual harassment -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Social conditions -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Women -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Social conditions -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Sisters -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
War widows -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilians -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Red-light districts -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Brothels -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956.
Yamada, Isuzu, 1917-2012.
Umemura, Yôko.
Okura, Chiyako.
Shiganoya, Benkei.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977.
Takasugi, Sanae.
Tsunoda, Tomie.
Nagata, Mitsuo (Actor)
Kyo, Machiko, 1924-
Wakao, Ayako, 1933-
Kawakami, Yasuko.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen women
ISBN 9781604650969 (v. 1)
1604650966 (v. 1)
9781604650976 (v. 2)
1604650974 (v. 2)
9781604650983 (v. 3)
1604650982 (v. 3)
9781604650990 (v. 4)
1604650990 (v. 4)
Standard No. 715515033527
Music No. ECL057-ECL060 The Criterion Collection (discs)
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