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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
Izumi Hara Izumi Hara ... Phantom of old woman (as Sen Hara)
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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A great visionary film
20 August 2004 | by mobiaSee all my reviews

Few films are as audacious and unrelentingly imaginative as this one. Set in a dreamlike rural Japan, the story starts out to be about an adolescent boy's attempt to escape his overprotective mother and then surprisingly becomes a filmmakers desire to confront his own elaborated creation. There is also an effort to reconcile the individual with the collective or old and new Japan through this parade of emblematic images. Gossiping women wear sinister eye patches. An outcast simple-minded woman drowns her own baby and later returns as a sophisticated prostitute. A circus fat lady yearns to have her fake body inflated by a dwarf. Curious and astounding scenes abound, all contributing to an overwhelming experience of a creative mind interrogating itself.


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