While watching this film, you could be reminded of Mizoguchi's "Street Of Shame" which mined the same territory, that being a geisha house in Tokyo at the time when the government of Japan was considering outlawing prostitution. The difference between the two films is that this film is less grim, though by no means a happy film. Set almost completely in the geisha house, it tells the story of the people in it. Not all are geishas, though. Hideko Takamine plays the daughter, and she wants to get a regular job. The house itself is in debt, with the threat always looming that the mother will have to sell. The actresses in this film are excellent, and they make the film so, so good. The aforementioned Ms. Takamine, Izuzu Yamada, Kinuyo Tanaka and especially the amazing Haruko Sugimura are just great portraying the characters in this film. It is not an especially happy life, but director Naruse shows brilliantly that these ladies know how to do one thing best: survive. A near great film, on a par with "Street Of Shame", but not so foreboding. Highly recommended.
Flowing (1956) 720p YIFY Movie
Nagareru is a movie starring Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, and Hideko Takamine. Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in...
IMDB: 7.73 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 963.24M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 117
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 1 / 0
The Synopsis for Flowing (1956) 720p
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta will not give up. This film portraits the day time life of geisha when not entertaining customers.
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What A Cast!Reviewed bycrossbow0106Vote: 9/10
This is a series of vaguely connected episodes set in and around a geisha house. Staff come and go. There are money transactions between everybody. Naruse knows this area to perfection and uses this knowledge and some tremendous actresses to portray both interesting day to day details and some of the major issues. Linked themes are the ending both of careers and of businesses in the context of a decline in the popularity of geishas and their traditional entertainment skills in post war Japan. Even less than in other Naruse films, there is little depiction of the geisha with clients and more about their 'off stage' lives.
As ever, Naruse's camera-work and editing is tremendous in capturing scenes and actions.
Isuzu Yamada is the owner of one of the most respected geisha houses in Tokyo. However, business isn't good. She borrowed 300,000 yen from her sister for her lover, who has since left her. He daughter, Hideko Takamine, has no interest in being a geisha or marrying. Seiji Miyaguchi, the foul-mouthed uncle of a former employee, is demanding money.
Mikio Naruse's movie, derived from Aya K?da's novel, is an excellent, if typical work from the director. Ozu might direct movies about how families stay together in a changing Japan. Naruse more often worked in the tragedy of those who go under. Over the course of two hours, we watch as these characters slowly reveal themselves to us, not by the artfully and obviously-placed camera, seated unmoving at floor level, but through the eyes of newly-hired maid-of-all-work Kinuyo Tanaka. Naruse's style in unremarkable for its moment in cinema history, working near the top end of technical expertise. People don't act, they behave, and we tell what they are thinking by observing the rifts between these great actresses' behavior in one scene and the next.