Profound Desires of the Gods (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo) (1970)

Profound Desires of the Gods (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo)

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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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a remarkable achievement - an unruly anthropological oddity full of primitive longings, exploitative politics, and divine mysteries.

Full Review… | February 21, 2011
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