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Flowing (1956)

11/20/1956 (JP) Drama 1h 57m
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Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta will not give up. This film portraits the day time life of geisha when not entertaining customers.

  1. Mikio Naruse


  2. Aya Koda


  3. Toshirō Ide


  4. Sumie Tanaka


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  1. Kinuyo Tanaka

    Kinuyo Tanaka

    Rika Yamanaka / Oharu

  2. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada


  3. Hideko Takamine

    Hideko Takamine

    Katsuyo, Otsuta's daughter

  4. Mariko Okada

    Mariko Okada


  5. Haruko Sugimura

    Haruko Sugimura


  6. Sumiko Kurishima


  7. Chieko Nakakita

    Chieko Nakakita

    Yoneko, Otsuta's sister

  8. Natsuko Kahara

    Otoyo, Otsuta's sister

  9. Seiji Miyaguchi

    Seiji Miyaguchi

    Namie's uncle

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Original Title 流れる

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

Revenue -


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