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silent naruse criterion
In one of his first great works, Mikio Naruse directs this bleak look into the world of the geisha. Forced into becoming a geisha by her lazy drunkard father, young Terukiku (Mitsuko Yoshikawa) falls in love with Yoshio (Akio Isono) , the son of an older geisha. Angry and ashamed at her mother's lowly profession, Yoshio starts consorting with street thugs and riff-raff and is eventually injured in a fight. Terukiku takes him to recuperate with her family in a seaside townJonathan Crow. details