Italy is usually cited as the anchor of the neo-realist movement in cinema, but Mikio Naruse's Ginza Cosmetics (1951) is a reminder that Japan had its own output equally rooted in realism. Set in Tokyo's Ginza district, this low-key, lyrical unassuming account of a few days in the life of a luckless geisha (Kinuyo Tanaka), as she struggles to make a living for herself and her young son, has few dramatic highs or artificial moments, but possesses a startlingly vivid power in its slice-of-life texture.Ginza Cosmetics featuring Kinuyo Tanaka and Ranko Hanai is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a drama and romance movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (299 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
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#1622 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#2401 Ranked in Based on Books Movies
#39623 Ranked in Drama Movies
Ginza Cosmetics has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (299 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.