--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jacquesdebierue"
> I would like to put in a plug for this film by the late Japanese
> master Hiroshi Teshigahara. It is a noir-absurdist film, also a
> philosophical film and a stunning piece of film-making in all
> (music by Takemitsu). Starring Tatsuya Nakadai and Machiko Kyo,
> by Abe from one of his novels.
> Don't miss out on this one! Somehow, this type of film doesn't
> get made anymore. I was thinking this today while watching Wajda's
> equally stunning _The Promised Land_ (after Reymont's book).
As close to off-topic as this can be, the director's adaptation of
another Kobo Abe novel, WOMAN IN THE DUNES, is about as noir as a
mildly surreal film can be. Criterion has a nice box set of these
two and another from this duo.
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