MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,796 this week

Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
"Den-en ni shisu" (original title)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 504 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pastoral Hide and Seek.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An engineer's wife returns home with a lost teenager. A man posing as her dad tries to get her back, causing the engineer to recall his youth as a revolutionary, obscured by dreamlike disruptions of time and space, fantasy and reality.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
Stars: Mariko Okada, Kaizo Kamoda, Naho Kimura
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has
Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in pre- World War II era. A young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a sanatorium. But the place is going to ruin and recalls a lot of memories from the past. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Has
Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking. The artist tries to wipe it away with his hand, but when he looks... See full summary »

Director: Jean Cocteau
Stars: Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller, Pauline Carton
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Guy Maddin reluctantly returns to his childhood home, an abandoned Canadian island, where his parents ran an orphanage. As Guy fulfills his dying mother's request to paint the lighthouse ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin
Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson
Biography | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
Stars: Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yûko Kusunoki
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An entomologist searching for insects by the seaside is trapped by local villagers into living with a widow whose life task is digging up sand for them. He eventually develops strong feelings for her as his hope for escape dims.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô
Director: Shûji Terayama
Stars: Koichi Makigami, Kyôko Takami
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Kazuo Kitamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.

Director: Susumu Hani
Stars: Haruo Asanu, Kazuko Fukuda, Kuniko Ishii
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kantarô Suga ...
Me
Hiroyuki Takano ...
Me, as a boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sen Hara ...
Phantom of old woman
...
Arashi
Masumi Harukawa
Isao Kimura ...
Film Critic
Kan Mikami
Keiko Niitaka
Yoko Ran
J.A. Seazer ...
Tengu Kurama
Kaoru Yachigusa
Edit

Storyline

A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 December 1974 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Pastoral Hide and Seek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Ore 5.35. tangenziale est (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How could I get a copy?
5 December 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best surreal film ever made right along Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Fando and Lis", Frank Zappa's "200 Motels", and Wojciech Has's "The Saragossa Manuscript." The film is based on Terayama's original play and series of his haiku about his childhood (IMDb's biography on Terayama is excellent and will give you in-depth view of Terayama's art.) The film has timeless Freudian theme about the adolescent trauma, loss of innocence, and deconstruction of self and memories. I have a Japanese VHS copy and watched with my American friends. I tried to translate dialogue as much as possible, it is very hard to keep up with the pace of film and especially his haiku are very hard to translate. However, even with my poor translation, my friends loved the film. I still think in order to understand Terayama's intention of the film, it is important to appreciate his haiku.

I was wondering how I could get a copy with English subtitle. I want to share the film with American friends. If you have seen this film in the U.S., let me know where you have seen it.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?