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Woman in the Dunes(砂の女)

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Japan

1964

2h 27m

Director Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Ginzô Sekiguchi, Kôji Mitsui

Genre Drama, Thriller

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An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.

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Sometimes viewed as a response to Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour, Woman in the Dunes is a quintessential film of the Japanese New Wave. Mixing existential philosophy with the visceral portrayal of two people struggling to survive in the most adverse of conditions, the images you see in this film leave you craving for more. You can literally feel the sand and hear the wind bearing down on these bodies. Simply incredible. A must watch.

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