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Title Woman in the dunes [videorecording] / director, Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]

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Description 2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection
Criterion collection
System Details DVD.
Language Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Cast Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Fullscreen (1.33:1).
Summary An amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life.
Note Special features: Video essay on the film from 2007 by film scholar James Quandt; Four short films from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965); Teshigahara and Abe, a 2007 documentary examining the collaboration between Teshigahara and novelist Kobo Abe, featuring interviews with film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, film programmer Richard Peña, set designer Arata Isozaki, producer Noriko Nomura, and screenwriter John Nathan; Trailer; Plus: an essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1980 interview with Teshigahara.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Deserts -- Drama.
Entomologists -- Drama.
Widows -- Drama.
Sand dunes -- Drama.
Melodrama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Experimental films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Added Author Ichikawa, Kiichi, 1923-2006, producer.
Ōno, Tadashi, producer.
Based on (work): Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993. Suna no onna.
Teshigahara, Hiroshi, film director.
Okada, Eiji, 1920-1995, actor.
Kishida, Kyōko, 1930-2006, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara.
ISBN 9781681431970
1681431971
Standard No. 715515185011
Music No. CC2670DDVD The Criterion Collection

 
    
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