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The Resource Woman in the dunes, Tōhō ; Teshigahara Purodakushon ; gensaku, kyakuhon Abe Kōbō ; seisaku Ichikawa Kiichi, Ōno Tadashi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi = produced by Teshigahara ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara = produit par Teshigahara ; scénario original et adaptation, Kōbō Abe ; producteurs, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; mise en scěne, Hiroshi Teshigahara

Woman in the dunes, Tōhō ; Teshigahara Purodakushon ; gensaku, kyakuhon Abe Kōbō ; seisaku Ichikawa Kiichi, Ōno Tadashi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi = produced by Teshigahara ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara = produit par Teshigahara ; scénario original et adaptation, Kōbō Abe ; producteurs, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; mise en scěne, Hiroshi Teshigahara

Label
Woman in the dunes
Title
Woman in the dunes
Statement of responsibility
Tōhō ; Teshigahara Purodakushon ; gensaku, kyakuhon Abe Kōbō ; seisaku Ichikawa Kiichi, Ōno Tadashi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi = produced by Teshigahara ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara = produit par Teshigahara ; scénario original et adaptation, Kōbō Abe ; producteurs, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; mise en scěne, Hiroshi Teshigahara
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
An amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in sandy locations. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life
Member of
Cataloging source
UIU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Hiroshi Segawa; editor, Fusako Shuzui; music, Tōru Takemitsu
Language note
Japanese dialogue; optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Eiji Okada, Kyōko Kishida
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1923-2006
  • 1924-1993
  • 1920-1995
  • 1930-2006
  • 1924-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Teshigahara, Hiroshi
  • Ichikawa, Kiichi
  • Ōno, Tadashi
  • Abe, Kōbō
  • Okada, Eiji
  • Kishida, Kyōko
  • Abe, Kōbō
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Teshigahara Purodakushon
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
147
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
394
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abe, Kōbō
  • Kidnapping
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Entomologists
  • Widows
  • Sand dunes
  • Experimental films
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Foreign films
Technique
live action
Label
Woman in the dunes, Tōhō ; Teshigahara Purodakushon ; gensaku, kyakuhon Abe Kōbō ; seisaku Ichikawa Kiichi, Ōno Tadashi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi = produced by Teshigahara ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara = produit par Teshigahara ; scénario original et adaptation, Kōbō Abe ; producteurs, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; mise en scěne, Hiroshi Teshigahara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on a novel with the same title by Kōbō Abe
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1964
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • Special features: Video essay on the film from 2007 by film scholar James Quandt; Trailer ; Four short films from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965); Teshigahara and Abe, a 2007 documentary examining the collaboration between Teshigahara and novelist Kobo Abe, featuring interviews with film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, film programmer Richard Peña, set designer Arata Isozaki, producer Noriko Nomura, and screenwriter John Nathan; booklet essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1980 interview with Teshigahara
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 min.)
Isbn
9781681431963
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515184915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2669BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957286026
  • (OCoLC)ocn957286026
  • 995930
System details
  • Blu-ray ; region A ; aspect ratio 1:33:1 ; monoaural ; requires Blu-ray player, monaural
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Woman in the dunes, Tōhō ; Teshigahara Purodakushon ; gensaku, kyakuhon Abe Kōbō ; seisaku Ichikawa Kiichi, Ōno Tadashi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi = produced by Teshigahara ; screenplay, Kōbō Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara = produit par Teshigahara ; scénario original et adaptation, Kōbō Abe ; producteurs, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ōno ; mise en scěne, Hiroshi Teshigahara
Publication
Note
  • Based on a novel with the same title by Kōbō Abe
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1964
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1 aspect ratio)
  • Special features: Video essay on the film from 2007 by film scholar James Quandt; Trailer ; Four short films from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965); Teshigahara and Abe, a 2007 documentary examining the collaboration between Teshigahara and novelist Kobo Abe, featuring interviews with film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, film programmer Richard Peña, set designer Arata Isozaki, producer Noriko Nomura, and screenwriter John Nathan; booklet essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1980 interview with Teshigahara
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 min.)
Isbn
9781681431963
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515184915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2669BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957286026
  • (OCoLC)ocn957286026
  • 995930
System details
  • Blu-ray ; region A ; aspect ratio 1:33:1 ; monoaural ; requires Blu-ray player, monaural
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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