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While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter...

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Directed by

Kaneto Shindō

Written by

Kaneto Shindō (Author)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

The most daring film import ever ... from Japan!

Cast

Keywords

murder demon jealousy women war samurai survival hold-up robbery deserter schilf bamboo hut

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