Woman In The Dunes

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure, Drama

A profoundly moving parable told with beautiful simplicity, WOMAN IN THE DUNES begins as Niki Jumpei (Eiji Okada), a reserved entomologist, collects specimens along a Japanese beach. He is met by some villagers, who offer him both a place to sleep and a woman, and is led to a shack located at the bottom of a sand pit, where he climbs down a rope ladder...read more

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(Movie Clip) Swallowed Up
Having missed the bus home, happy to be put up for the night, The Man (Eiji Okada) fiddles with his bugs and converses with The Woman (Kyoko Kishida) (more…)
(Movie Clip) I Collect Bugs
Microscopic shots of sand, and bugs, music by Toru Takemitsu, and teacher-entomologist Eiji Okada (The Man) staggering around, opening Hiroshi Teshiga (more…)
(Movie Clip) It's Not Impossible
After waking up hallucinating, The Man (Eiji Okada) discovers that the mysterious villagers intend for him to stay in the sand-surrounded home of The (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A profoundly moving parable told with beautiful simplicity, WOMAN IN THE DUNES begins as Niki Jumpei (Eiji Okada), a reserved entomologist, collects specimens along a Japanese beach. He is met by some villagers, who offer him both a place to sleep and a wo… (more)

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