Pitfall (1962)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.

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  • Hisashi Igawa and Sen Yano in Pitfall (1962)
  • Hisashi Igawa and Kazuo Miyahara in Pitfall (1962)
  • Kazuo Miyahara in Pitfall (1962)
  • Kunie Tanaka in Pitfall (1962)
  • Kazuo Miyahara in Pitfall (1962)
  • Hisashi Igawa in Pitfall (1962)

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23 June 2001 | xhari_nairx
Interesting satire
This film is very difficult to find in the West. It's not on video and you'd probably have to be lucky and find it at a film festival or a revival house. It's the first collaboration between director Teshigahara, writer Kodo Abe, and composer Toru Takemitsu, who went on to make the more widely available WOMAN IN THE DUNES and FACE OF ANOTHER. It's not quite as strong as WitD but is on par with FoA. This is a satire about a deserted town who's inhabitants are ghosts swallowed up by corruption. Teshigahara's direction is solid and Takemitsu comes up with another appropriately dissonant score balancing tension and humor. It's worth seeing for anyone interested in the three principal collaborators, particularly since opportunities to see it are rare. Takemitsu in particular could almost single handedly make a movie worth watching.

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