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The Profound Desire of the Gods, dir Shohei Imamura, Japan 1968

The Profound Desire of the Gods

29 Oct 2009

A wild and at times deliberately bewildering tale set on a Okinawan island where an inbred family confront an engineer sent from Tokyo to convert sugarcane. Imamura captures the environment with sticky, you-are-there immediacy, with the often blackly comic tale framed by memorable nature photography. Rarely shown, not available on DVD and not to be missed!

dir Shohei Imamura, Japan 1968, 172 mins, subtitles, 35mm

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