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1961

Onna ha yoru kesho suru

Nocturne of a Woman

女は夜化粧する

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1961

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1961

Release Date
January, 14th, 1961
Running Time
101 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-,HDCAM SR
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

By the time the busy and bustling streets of Tokyo are wrapped in the glitter of neon signs, thousands of young women start powdering their faces ... to prepare for the relentless competition of the night. After her father's death, Toko becomes a geisha in the Akasaka district. One of her clients, Hashida, who is president of a big firm, picks Toko for the madame of his newly built night club, The Golden Dice. One night, they meet at a hotel at Atami, a resort not far from Tokyo. For Toko, the affair with Hashida means nothing more than cementing a business relationship. Usually the initiative in such cases is taken by the man, but here it is the opposite. As Hashida predicts, the new Golden Dice does a booming trade owing much to the beaming, and elegant Toko, and her haunting, singing voice. However, deep down in Toko's heart is the shadow of a man whom she has dearly loved since her brief encounter with him several years before. Ken is a pianist who has been studying in France. He meets her at The Golden Dice and follows her to her apartment. Embracing her he whispers, " We love each other deeply. Why can't we do away with the useless formalities." Toko's resistance gradually weakens… Ken's friends object to their relationship and believe that his rare musical talent will undoubtedly be ruined if he does not end the affair. Toko, knowing his distress, wedged between love and music, bravely decides to leave him. Shaking off all the memories of the past, she goes to the Golden Dice, where the clamour and the relentless life await her.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961 4.2】

[ Contact (International) ]

KADOKAWA CORPORATION
International Sales, Literature and Movie Group

2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
Attn: MORI Chiyo
tel: +81 50 1746 1220
E-mail: mori-c@kadokawa.jp
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp

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