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Woman in the Dunes

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Original title
Suna no onna (Woman in the Dunes)aka
AKA
  • Woman of the Dunes
Year
Running time
147 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Kôbô Abe
Music
Toru Takemitsu
Cinematography
Hiroshi Segawa (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Toho / Teshigahara Productions
Genre
Drama. Thriller | Psychological Drama. Insects
Synopsis / Plot
An entomologist looking for insects in the desert accepts locals' offer to stay with a widow whose house is at the bottom of a sandpit, accessible only by a rope ladder. But overnight, the ladder disappears and there's no way of climbing the steep walls of sand. Then, a strange relationship begins.

Awards
1965: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Director
1964: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
1964: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
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