When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Keiko, whom everyone calls Mama, narrates her story: she's a hostess on the Ginza, 30, a widow. She describes life's vicious cycle: acting cheerful around drunks, dressing and living well to convey confidence, needing money for these expenses and for her demanding mother and brother, and knowing she's growing older. She's of an age when she must choose: to seek marriage (difficult given her tarnished occupation), to be a kept woman, or to borrow money to buy a bar of her own. Each route has dangers, including investors demanding a return on their loans. Keiko has a quiet dignity that attracts men, but are they what they seem? Does she actually have choices?When a Woman Ascends the Stairs featuring Hideko Takamine and Masayuki Mori is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a drama and romance movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (3,836 votes) and was very well received by critics.
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
Not available to rent or buy.
#76 Ranked in Mature Movies
#208 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#882 Ranked in Drama Movies
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (3,836 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.