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5.0 out of 5 stars "The nail that stands up, must be hammered down."
Hiroshi Teshigahara may not rank as highly in the echelons of Japanese directors as Ozu or Kurosawa, nevertheless he has produced a classic in Woman of the Dunes.

A professor in search of rare butterflies (what else when the film is concerned with transformation) on the dune coast of Western Japan, misses his transport home and is offered shelter by the local...
Published on 27 Aug. 2007 by Nigel Drake

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good release
This is a good release of a Japanese classic. Picture quality excellent! However, this is a much shorter version (only 119 min.) than the new version of Criterion (147 min) and without any relevant extras. If you can afford it go for the Criterion version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Human bug caught in sand, 15 Dec. 2009
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Steen Frimodt "sfrimodt" (Copenhagen, Denmark) - See all my reviews
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One of my favorites back in 60's and I havn't seen it since. Seen today it's still a masterpeace. Black and white (most black) makes the atmosphere, and the soundtrack is strong. The story is unfolding in some sanddunes in Japan, but it could be everywhere ind the World. Searching for the meaning of life is universal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film, 20 Jun. 2012
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This film is as strong as it was almost fifty years ago. There wasn't a moment that I got bored. Somehow it is a great metaphor of life itself. Just wonderful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Oct. 2014
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Excellent film. well worth a watch. Erotic and thought provoking
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15 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A dark study of society, 5 Dec. 2006
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A rather intense and at first surreal but the more you examine plausible, film. In essence it deals with a Japanese Porfessor who is trapped by rather cruel villagers whilst on a research trip, once there he is thrown to a woman who lives trapped in a pit.

Thats the bare bones of the plot, but the plot serves to show the cruelty of society and the grotesque lies required by groups to avoid culpability.

Hope that makes sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Woman of the dunes, 20 Oct. 2014
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Fantastic film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Oct. 2014
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j "jpalmer39" (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates) - See all my reviews
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fascinating
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 8 Nov. 2007
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It's a true gem of Japanese cinema based on the Cobo Abe's novel.The problem is that this DVD shouldn't be so expensive,because this is a much shorter version(only 119 min.) than the new version of Criterion(147 min.).
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