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Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna) (1964)

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Eiji Okada Eiji Okada
Entomologist Niki Jumpei
Hiroko Itô Hiroko Itô
Entomologist's wife
Sen Yano Sen Yano
Ginzô Sekiguchi Ginzô Sekiguchi
Robert Dunham Robert Dunham
? (rumored)
Kiyohiko Ichihara Kiyohiko Ichihara


Written by
Kobo Abe Kobo Abe
novel
Eiko Yoshida Eiko Yoshida
scripter


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The Sands hide Truth to Existence.

7 years, 2 months ago at Aug 25 22:56
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''Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?''

An amateur entomologist searching for insects by the sea is trapped by local villagers into living with a mysterious woman who spends almost all her time preventing her home from being swallowed up by advancing sand dunes.

Eiji Okada: Entomologist Niki Jumpei

Kyôko Kishida: Woman

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Description: An amateur entomologist searching for insects by the sea is trapped by local villagers into living with a mysterious woman who spends almost all her time preventing her home from being swallowed up by advancing sand dunes. The woman and the trapped man begin a strange and erotic relationship that stretches over years, as the man's hope for escape dims. ... (more)
Release date: 25 October 1964
UPC: 014381593822
Tags: Japan (13), 1960s (9), 1964 (9), Japanese (7), Japanese New Wave (5), Based On Novel (4), Thriller (4), Drama (4), Prisoner (4), Entomologist (3), Sand (3), Desert (3), Insect (3), Isolation (3), Kobo Abe (3), B&w (3), Not Foreign Language (2), Sex (2), East Asia (2), Avant Garde (2)
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