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Profound Desires of the Gods (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo)

Profound Desires of the Gods (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo) (1968)

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Release Date: Jul 22, 1970 Wide

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In this film, director Shohei Imamura collides traditional Japanese myth with Japan's current modernized incarnation. The result is a surreal biting commentary on Japanese society. A family living alone on an isolated island begins developing unique cultural norms concerning sexual behavior. The family father views incest as acceptable and practical behavior. He is simultaneously a father and grandfather to his boy who is involved with one of his sisters. Another sister is mentally retarded and

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a remarkable achievement - an unruly anthropological oddity full of primitive longings, exploitative politics, and divine mysteries.

February 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
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