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Kamigami no fukaki yokubô ()


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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... See more »

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Rentarô Mikuni ...
Nekichi Futori / the chained son
Chôichirô Kawarasaki ...
Kametaro Futori / the backward son
Hideko Okiyama ...
Toriko Futori / the retarded daughter
Kanjûrô Arashi ...
Yamamori Futor / the patriarch
Yasuko Matsui ...
Uma Futori / the priestess daughter
Yoshi Katô ...
Ritsugen Ryu
Izumi Hara ...
Unari Ryu
Jun Hamamura
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Kariya / Engineer
Tatsu Nakamura
Susumu Mizushima
Hôsei Komatsu
Chikako Hosokawa
Yasuhiko Ishizu
Kazuhiko Hasegawa
Chikage Ogi ...
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Kiyoshi Tokugawa

Directed by

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Shôhei Imamura

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Keiji Hasebe ... (writer)
 
Shôhei Imamura ... (writer)

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Kazuhiko Hasegawa ... associate producer
Hiroshi Takano ... associate producer
Masanori Yamanoi ... producer
Minoru Yamashita ... associate producer

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Toshirô Mayuzumi

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Masao Tochizawa

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Mutsuo Tanji

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Atsumi Nakahara ... assistant editor
I. Okayasu ... assistant editor

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Takeshi Ômura

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Shigeru Takagi ... makeup artist

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Kazuhiko Hasegawa ... assistant director
Hirotomo Kuroshima ... assistant director
Kôji Okamoto ... assistant director
Kunio Takeshige ... assistant director

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Kenichi Benitani ... sound
Yoshihiro Igaki ... sound recordist
Minoru Nobuoka ... sound recordist
Shôji Suzuki ... sound recordist

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Akira Itô ... lighting technician
Yasuo Iwaki ... gaffer
Shigeru Kawamoto ... assistant camera
Sadahiro Kimura ... lighting technician
Masaki Mizuno ... assistant camera
Katsurô Morishita ... lighting technician
Yasuyuki Okamoto ... assistant camera
Yutaka Tsuchiya ... still photographer
Shigeru Yamada ... lighting technician

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Ushiyuki Kamo ... title designer
Yukio Sekiya ... choreographer

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Plot Summary

The Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island to drill a well to provide water for the sugar mill. He is assisted on the island by Kametaro, from the inbred Futori family. Nekichi Futori is chained in a pit that he has to dig, in order to appease the gods for breaking island customs. Nekichi is in love with his sister Uma, who is a shaman priestess at the sacred shrine, that contains the only good water close to the mill. She is also the mistress of Ryu, the manager of the mill. The patriarch of the Futori family tries to get the engineer to marry his retarded daughter Toriko. Written by Will Gilbert

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Also Known As
  • Profound Desires of the Gods (World-wide, English title)
  • Profonds désirs des dieux (France)
  • Le profond désir des dieux (France)
  • Profundo deseo de los dioses (Spain)
  • O Profundo Desejo dos Deuses (Portugal)
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  • 173 min
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Trivia Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Shohei Imamura - Le libre penseur (1995). See more »

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