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Onibaba

7.8
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Original title
Onibaba
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Kaneto Shindô
Music
Hikaru Hayashi
Cinematography
Kiyomi Kuroda (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Kindai Eiga Kyokai / Tokyo Eiga Co Ltd.
Genre
Drama. Fantasy. Horror | Supernatural. Feudal Japan. 14th Century. Cult Movie. J-Horror
Synopsis / Plot
After enlisting as a volunteer in a war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp. They eke out their living by ambushing worn-out warriors, killing them and selling their belongings to a greedy merchant. The woman comes to mistrust her daughter-in-law who has coupled up with a deserter, and begins to wear a facial mask she has taken from a slain samurai. Soon the mask will not come off again. In this disguise she is at first taken for a demon by her daughter.
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