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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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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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The best drama of all times ?
30 December 2000 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the most moving movies in the history ; the more so because of the simplicity of the movie: no dialogs, B&W, a very slow pace and non professional actors. But from the first to the last minute it is about fate and courage and man. Do see it. You'll understand.


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