Pitfall (1962)

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

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23 September 2009 | crossbow0106
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| The Ghosts Walk
If you're familiar with Hiroshi Teshigahara's work, especially the notorious "Woman In The Dunes", you will understand the starkness, the harsh reality, the irony of this film. Ostensibly about a miner who is stalked by a man in a white suit and who then is killed for reasons that do not become apparent until nearly the end of the film, the film is, like "Dunes", an uncompromising look at life. The film is technically superb on the DVD box available, and it is highly recommended. This film is not for everyone, it is for people who are interested in serious Japanese cinema. There are nuances in this film that show the mark of a great director, though. Again, be prepared: This is not happy go lucky. It triumphs mostly because of its persistence of vision. That is an endorsement for any filmmaker.

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