Review of “Woman of Tokyo” (1933)
Ozu Yasujirō (director).
Seen in 2017.
The suicide is an improbable, melodramatic turn of events, and as an effort to overturn the preconceived notion that the crime of “working in a nightclub” is a moral black hole, the film is surprisingly empty. It’s nicely put together, but seems a minor detail in Ozu’s career.