Woman in the Dunes

Suna no onna
by Hiroshi Teshigahara 2h3min Japan 1964
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Woman in the Dunes
by Hiroshi Teshigahara

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Eiji Okada : Niki Jumpei
  • Kyōko Kishida : La femme
  • Hiroko Ito : La femme de Niki Jumpei
  • And with: Kôji Mitsui, Sen Yano, Ginzo Sekiguchi, Kiyohiko Ichihara


  • Director Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • Scenario Kôbô Abe
  • Original work author Kôbô Abe
  • Photo director Hiroshi Segawa
  • Set Design Totetsu Hirakawa, Masao Yamazaki
  • Sound Ichiro Katô, Jyunosuke Okuyama
  • Editing Fusako Shuzui
  • Original music Tôru Takemitsu
  • Producer Keiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ôno
  • Production Compagny Teshigahara Productions, Toho Company

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1964
  • Release date for France02/15/1964
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese
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