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2003

Fukurou

OWL

ふくろう

(C) 2003 KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI CO., LTD.

(C) 2003 KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI CO., LTD.

Release Date
February, 7th, 2004
Running Time
119 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

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KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI

[ Story ]

At the grand old age of 92, master filmmaker Shindo Kaneto (The Island, Onibaba) presents his 36th film.
In a desolate, pioneer village in postwar northern Japan, a 37-year-old mother, Yumie (Otake Shinobu), and her 17-year-old daughter, Emiko (Ito Ayumi), live a solitary existence. Cultivation of these barren lands has proven to be an arduous task, and one by one the villagers have deserted their home in search of more accommodating surrounds, leaving only the two behind. One day, they begin to play host to a stream of visitors, including electricians, plumbers, and policemen, who come to visit the village upon the construction of a dam in the neighboring mountains. However, without exception, the men mysteriously vanish without trace; in fact, they have been murdered by the deceptively congenial Yumie and Emiko, who eventually pull off their own disappearing act. A year later, nine bodies are found buried in the village, but local officials decide to let the murders remain unsolved.

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KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI CO., LTD.
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Rep: SHINDO Jiro
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