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Release Date: February 20th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
As the legality of prostitution in Japan draws to a close, five prostitutes struggle with the personal problems that led them to their jobs. Yumeko (Aiko Mimasu) is a widow who pays her son's expenses. Yasumi (Ayako Wakao) is trying to dig herself out of debt, while fielding a marriage offer. Hanae (Michiko Kogure) supports her child and unemployed husband. Despite appearing carefree, Mickey (Machiko Kyo) carries burdens from her past. Each woman offers a window into a complex situation.

Cast: Machiko Kyo, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiko Kogure, Kumeko Urabe, Yasuko Kawakami, Hiroko Machida, Eitaro Shindo

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Edward Harrison [us]

Keywords: House, Relationships, Love, Melodramatic, Son, Sacrifice, Husband, 1950s, Family