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The Naked Island (1960)
"Hadaka no shima" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  10 September 1962 (USA)
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Deals with the intolerably hard life of a family of four, the only inhabitants of a very small Japanese island in the Setonaikai archipelago. Several times a day they row over to the ... See full summary »

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Toyo, the mother
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Deals with the intolerably hard life of a family of four, the only inhabitants of a very small Japanese island in the Setonaikai archipelago. Several times a day they row over to the neighboring island to fetch water for their miserable fields. Written by Michael Jurich <jurich@rummelplatz.uni-mannheim.de>

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'Hadaka no shima' was made, in the words of its director, "as a 'cinematic poem' to try and capture the life of human beings struggling like ants against the forces of nature." See more »

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TOP 3 IN THE MOVIE HISTORY
19 March 1999 | by (france) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the most simple and still moving movies ever seen. No words. No special effects. A family: human beings that live and work and suffer and die and live.


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