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<i>Otoshiana (The Pitfall)</i>. 1962. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • The Pitfall

    1962. Japan. Hiroshi Teshigahara. 95 min.

Monday, December 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Pitfall

    1962. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Screenplay by Kobo Abe. With Hisashi Igawa, Kazuo Miyahara, Sen Yano. With Hisashi Igawa, Kazuo Miyahara, Sen Yano. Together with The Woman in the Dunes and The Face of Another, The Pitfall marks an astonishing and masterful collaboration among filmmaker Teshigahara, novelist and playwright Kobo Abe, and composer Toru Takemitsu. Teshigahara described The Pitfall as a “documentary-fantasy”: an existential murder mystery involving ghosts and doppelgangers that he infused with social realist depictions of hardscrabble coal mining life. Courtesy Janus Films. In Japanese; English subtitles. 95 min.

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