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An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.

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Directed by

Hiroshi Teshigahara

Written by

Kōbō Abe (Screenplay)

Runtime

147 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

Haunting. Erotic. Unforgettable.

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book art house insect black and white japanese new wave entomologist existential loneliness sand dune sand pit live action

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#359 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar nomination for Best Director