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Woman in the Dunes


Eiji Okada, Ky?ko Kishida, GinzŰ Sekiguchi, K?ji Mitsui View All


Hiroshi Teshigahara (Director), K?b? Abe (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 15th, 1964
Runtime: 2 hours, 27 minutes
An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
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That's a minor nit-pick within the greater context of this film (if not a subtle metaphor of its own that suggests a serious short-sightedness on Okada's part) as Woman in the Dunes crafts a reasonably compelling tale of imprisonment and the associated psychological trauma.
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In approaching [i]Woman in the Dunes[/i], like many Hiroshi Teshigahara films that precurse it, one must think in the realm of metaphors and interpretations underneath the visual surface..
One of those films about everything and nothing, [i]Woman of the Dunes[/i] is beautifully filmed, full of contradictions (that make sense), and treacherously hard to define..
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