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Woman in the dunes / producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Teshigahara, Hiroshi, (director.). Okada, Eiji, 1920-1995 (actor.). Kishida, Kyōko, 1930-2006 (actor.). Itō, Hiroko (Actor), Motion picture adaptation of (work). (actor.). Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993 Suna no onna. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681431970
  • ISBN: 1681431971
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on the novel by Kōbō Abe.
Essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1978 interview with Teshigahara in container.
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); documentary "Teshigahara and Abe" (2007) 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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Eiji Okada, Kyōko Kishida, Hiroko Itō, Kōji Mitsui, Sen Yano, Ginzō Sekiguchi.
Summary, etc.:
When an amateur entomologist becomes stranded in the desert, he is persuaded by locals to take shelter for the night with a widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a large pit where he finds himself trapped, tricked into being her helper in the task of digging sand for the villagers.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, mono, full screen 1.33:1.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Deserts > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Sand > Drama.
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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