Tag Archives: Mikio Naruse
Mikio Naruse’s second adaptation of a novel by Fumiko Hayashi stars Hideko Takamine, the director’s frequent muse, as bus conductress Kiyoko Komori, the youngest daughter in a family of squabbling half-siblings.
Yoru no nagare / Evening Stream (1960) Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Drama
Ikari no machi / The Angry Street (1950) Mikio Naruse, Jûkichi Uno, Yasumi Hara, Yuriko Hamada, Crime, Drama
The Angry Street includes a great deal of location shooting in the rebuilt city, including downtown streets, residential neighborhoods, the campus of the University of Tokyo, and the high life of jazzy dance halls.
Hikinige / Hit and Run (1966) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa, Crime, Drama
A working-class woman becomes bent on revenge after her little boy is killed in a hit and run; she discovers that the man who took the rap was simply a corporate lackey covering up for his boss’s wife.
Tsuma to shite onna to shite / As a Wife, As a Woman (1961) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Chikage Awashima, Masayuki Mori, Drama
19yo girl loses husband in war. Bombing destroys his family’s shop and the widow stays to rebuild it as the rest of the family flee and runs it for 18 years out of love for her dead husband and his mother…