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The Island ()

Hadaka no shima (original title)
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins.
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Toyo, the mother
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Senta, the father
Shinji Tanaka ...
Tarô - the elder son
Masanori Horimoto ...
Jirô - the younger son

Directed by

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Kaneto Shindô

Written by

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Kaneto Shindô ... ()

Produced by

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Eisaku Matsuura ... producer
Kaneto Shindô ... producer

Music by

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Hikaru Hayashi

Cinematography by

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Kiyomi Kuroda

Film Editing by

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Toshio Enoki

Editorial Department

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Shuko Kikuchi ... assistant editor
Mitsuyo Yosoda ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Kazuo Kuwahara ... executive in charge of production
Mihoko Yoshino ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mitsunori Kanaoka ... assistant director
Takahisa Katsume ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Kunie Maruyama ... sound

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Matsuo Ôno ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ryusaku Kobayashi ... lighting technician
Koji Maeda ... assistant camera
Shunichi Nagai ... gaffer
Mitsuo Nakagawa ... assistant camera
Ryuzo Nomura ... lighting technician
Junichi Usuda ... assistant camera

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Shizuka Hanayasu ... publicist
Miyuki Mori ... continuity

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Naked Island (United States)
  • The Naked Island (World-wide, English title)
  • The Island (United States)
  • Naked Island (World-wide, English title)
  • L'île nue (France)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia '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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995). See more »

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