Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.
Kyôko Kishida and director Hiroshi Teshigahara had a number of artistic differences in the film, ranging from Kishida's character's manner of dress to her symbolic importance. Kishida wanted to portray her character as a universal "every-woman" while Teshigahara insisted that her character was uniquely Japanese. Teshigahara's vision eventually won out.
Entomologist Niki Jumpei:
Men aren't dogs. You can't put them on a leash.
The beard of teacher Jumpei is not growing, despite him even complaining about no opportunity to shorten it.