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Apart from You (1933)

Kimi to wakarete (original title)
Two Geisha with a connection to a young man deal with life's hardships.

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writer:

Mikio Naruse (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Kikue
Akio Isono Akio Isono
Sumiko Mizukubo Sumiko Mizukubo ... Shôkiku
Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura ... Shôkiku's father
Ryuko Fuji Ryuko Fuji ... Shôkiku's mother
Yôko Fujita Yôko Fujita ... Shôkiku's younger sister
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki ... Shôkiku's younger brother (as Tokkan Kozô)
Chôko Iida
Kinuko Wakamizu Kinuko Wakamizu
Ryôichi Takeuchi Ryôichi Takeuchi ... Guest (as Ryoichi Takeuchi)
Tokuji Kobayashi Tokuji Kobayashi ... Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arai Atsushi Arai Atsushi
Ureo Egawa Ureo Egawa ... Guest
Fusako Fujita Fusako Fujita
Shin'ichi Himori ... Guest
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Two Geisha with a connection to a young man deal with life's hardships.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 April 1933 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

After Our Separation See more »

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Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (35 mm)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Melodrama with art
4 July 2007 | by simon-1303See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this straightforward story of two hardworking working girls. Naruse's great camera-work and expressive actors conveys the hard life, physically and emotionally, of working girls and the positive and negative sides of family ties. Never sentimental, carefully chosen scenes brilliantly illustrate an effective if familiar story of decline and fall, or rather fall and decline.

Naruse can be a little claustrophobic and hermetic, even static, but switches of location keep the story fresh and each scene moves the story along.

Relationships are entirely credible and dialogue (intertitles for this silent movie) is dramatic and appropriate.

On a personal note, look out for the ever so cute No. 2 actress Sumiko Mizukubo, the 'Japanese Sylvia Sydney' apparently, on account of 'her small size and the shape of her lips'.


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