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Woman of the Dunes

When teacher Junpei Niki misses his last bus home after a day out collecting insects on a remote stretch of coast, he is invited by a local villager to take shelter in a young widow's ramshackle hut. Ignoring the fact that her home is at the bottom of a sandpit accessible only by rope ladder, he accepts this hospitality without realising he is the victim of a cruel trick. Trapped, he is forced into an uneasy life with this woman, sharing with her the Sisyphean task of shovelling the sand that threatens to engulf them.

Year: 1964
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Japanese Cinema
Country: Japan
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring: Eiji Okuda, Kyoko Kishida, Koji Mitsui, Hiroko Ito
Duration: 119 Minutes
Rating: R13
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)

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