Run time: 74 min | Drama
Director: Mikio Naruse
Writers: Minoru Nakano, Mikio Naruse
Stars: Sachiko Chiba, Yuriko Hanabusa, Toshiko Itô
The first Japanese talkie to be shown in New York, it was greeted with a mixture of incomprehension and scorn by almost all the critics. Now it is regarded as a major film by one of the four major Japanese directors (the others being Ozu, Kurosawa, and Mizoguchi). A young woman visits her father, who had deserted his family for a geisha some years previously, with surprising results.