Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Title: Woman in the Dunes

Release: 1964

Rating: 8.5

Language: Japanese

Country: Japan

Runtime: 123

Genre: Drama,Thriller

Woman in the Dunes

Release 1964
Rating 8.5
Language Japanese
Country Japan
Runtime 123
Genre Drama,Thriller

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Synopsis

Jumpei Niki, a Tokyo based entomologist and educator, is in a poor seaside village collecting specimens of sand insects. As it is late in the day and as he has missed the last bus back to the city, some of the local villagers suggest that he spend the night there, they offering to find him a place to stay. That place is the home of a young woman, whose house is located at the bottom of a sand pit accessible only by ladder. He later learns that the woman's husband and child died in a sandstorm, their undiscovered bodies buried somewhere near the house. The next morning as he tries to leave, he finds that the ladder is gone - he realizing that the ladder he climbed down was a rope ladder which is anchored above the pit - meaning that he is trapped with the young woman as the walls of the pit are sand with no grip. He also realizes that this entrapment was the villagers and the young woman's plan for him to stay there permanently to be her helper in the never-ending task of digging out ...

Director :

Hiroshi Teshigahara

Writer :

Kôbô Abe (novel), Kôbô Abe (screenplay), Eiko Yoshida (scripter)

Actors :

... Niki Jumpei

... The Woman

... Entomologist's wife (in flashbacks)