Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.




  • Kyôko Kishida in Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • Eiji Okada in Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • Kyôko Kishida in Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • Kyôko Kishida in Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • Kyôko Kishida in Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • Woman in the Dunes (1964)

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2 September 2002 | jabez
| Very positive, An all time great movie
An excellent and gripping depiction of the human condition trapped in roles. Even sexually explicit roles serve to define us closer into the various greater and lesser societal roles that keep us from ever having a clear definition of ourselves in the universe. The best that the hero can come up with is a buddistic resignation that he is on a round trip ticket that he can cancel at any time;this is a better piece of make believe than what is usually served up to dull us to the total lack of meaning in our existence outside of God. The photography, music and drama accentuate the message. Anyone familiar with Earnest Becker's "The Denial of Death", will see that the writer and director came to the same insights as Becker. Most deeply thoughtful movie I've seen in the last two years.

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