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Woman of the Dunes

Woman of the Dunes
  • 1964
  • Japan
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • Written by: Kōbō Abe
  • Cast: Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida
  • Language: Japanese

Unavailable for many years in the UK, Teshigahara's cruel and erotic thriller has been re-released in a new print. An entomologist is trapped by mysterious villagers and is forced to live with a beautiful but inarticulate woman in an escape-proof sandpit. A visual, mystifying, opaque, troubling masterpiece.

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