Actors: Jampei Niki, Kyoko Kishida
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Woman in the Dunes|
|A youngish man for the city (Tokyo) goes to a desolate part of the countryside to collect insects (his hobby). He overstays and misses the last bus back. The local villagers offer to put him up with "Granny" - who turns out to be a thirtyish, not-unattractive woman, who ominously lives at the bottom of a sand pit. The woman's demeanor is by turn shy and coquettish – with a hint of guilt. The next morning the man finds the ladder removed, and himself trapped in the sand pit. Much of the rest of the film deals with his half-hearted attempts to escape, and his tempestuous relationship with his woman "jailor."
--V. N. Dvornychenko, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Woman in the Dunes|
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Time/era of movie:
Family, struggling with
Inner struggle or disability
- very deep philosophy-of-life stuff
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) average
- Chest and Buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) average
- full frontal
How much in movie?
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- Some foul language
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