Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida, Ginzô Sekiguchi, Kôji Mitsui
Hiroshi Teshigahara (Director), Kôbô Abe (Screenplay)
Released: 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.
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.
The Wind That Blows Through It
One of those films about everything and nothing, Woman of the Dunes is beautifully filmed, full of contradictions (that make sense), and treacherously hard to define.