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Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

Den-en ni shisu (original title)
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:

Shûji Terayama

Writer:

Shûji Terayama
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaoru Yachigusa Kaoru Yachigusa
Keiko Niitaka Keiko Niitaka
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa
Kan Mikami Kan Mikami
Masahiro Saito Masahiro Saito ... (as Masaharu Saitô)
Kantarô Suga Kantarô Suga ... Me
Hiroyuki Takano Hiroyuki Takano ... Me, as a boy
Chigusa Takayama Chigusa Takayama
Salvador Tari Salvador Tari ... (as Salvador Dali)
Masako Ono Masako Ono
Yoko Ran Yoko Ran
Sen Hara Sen Hara ... Phantom of old woman
Kimie Makita Kimie Makita
Kiyoshi Nakazawa Kiyoshi Nakazawa
Sueshi Sasada Sueshi Sasada
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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.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 December 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Pastoral Hide and Seek See more »

Filming Locations:

Mutsu, Aomori, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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5 December 2004 | by whatnao-1See 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.


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