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  • Release Date: Nov 20, 1956
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Mikio Naruse


Long regarded as one of Japanese cinema's preeminent geisha films, Mikio Naruse's Flowing (AKA Nagareru, 1956) was produced at a point in history when the traditional geisha (not whores, but asexual performers - the Japanese equivalent of salonnères, who entertained male clients with singing, dancing and instrumentation) found their way of life overshadowed and nearly extinguished by the encroaching popularity of prostitution. The narrative, as adapted from a book by Kodo Aya, concerns Rika...more