Otoshiana (Pitfall) (1962)
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Mysterious goings-on twist and turn this effective but slightly uneven drama of murder and intrigue into a Gordian knot, skillfully woven by director Hiroshi Teshigahara. One day an impoverished miner is taken aback when he notes that he is being followed around by some stranger dressed in white. He and his son run away from the haunting vision, and the miner eventually gets sent on a job to a specific village. When he arrives with his son, he discovers that there is only one woman living in the
Jul 1, 1962 Wide
Jul 10, 2007
Teshigahara's visual flair, evident in his sculptural use of wastelands and remarkable superimpositions, is matched by the singular assault of Takemitsu's unorthodox score.
Teshigahara employs simple but effective superimposition in order to visualise the realm of the afterlife.
Teshigahara's wide-swinging yet precise visual vocabulary jolts any hint of staginess into strange cinematic life
There is something uneasy underlying the entire film, and watching it is not unlike stepping into a dream in which not everything makes perfect sense, but every detail commands your absolute attention.
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