Apart from You Apart from You
  • Japan
  • 1933
  • 60 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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For Apart from You, Mikio Naruse turned his camera on the lives of working women, which he would continue to do throughout his long career. In this gently devastating drama, a critical breakthrough for the director, he contrasts the life of an aging geisha, whose angry teenage son is ashamed of her profession, with that of her youthful counterpart, a lovely young girl resentful of her family for forcing her into a life of ignominy.

Cast

KikueMitsuko Yoshikawa
YoshioAkio Isono
TerugikuSumiko Mizukubo
Terugiku’s fatherReikichi Kawamura
Terugiku’s motherTatsuko Fuji
Terugiku’s sisterYoko Fujita
Kikue’s husbandJun Arai
Landlady of geisha houseChoko Iida

Credits

DirectorMikio Naruse
Written byMikio Naruse
CinematographySuketaro Inokai
Production designTatsuo Hamada

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