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Director  Shohei Imamura
Music director  Toshiro Mayuzumi
Language  Japanese
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Country  Japan
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Writer  Keiji Hasebe, Shohei Imamura
Release date  November 22, 1968 (1968-11-22)
Screenplay  Shohei Imamura, Keiji Hasebe
Cast  Rentarô Mikuni (Nekichi Futori, the chained son), Kazuo Kitamura (Engineer Kariya), Hideko Okiyama (Toriko Futori, the retarded daughter), Yoshi Kato (Ritsugen Ryu), Yasuko Matsui (Uma Futori, the priestess daughter)
Similar movies  Related Shohei Imamura movies

The Profound Desires of the Gods or Deep Desires of Gods or Kuragejima – Legends from a Southern Island (神々の深き欲望, Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubō) is a 1968 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura. The culmination of the director's examinations of the fringes of Japanese society throughout the 1960s, the film was an 18-month super-production which failed to make an impression at the time of its release, but has since risen in stature.

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Plot

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Presenting a vast chronicle of life on the remote Kurage Island, the film centres on the disgraced, superstitious, interbred Futori family and the Tokyo engineer sent to supervise the creation of a new well for the Sugar Mill – an encounter which leads to both conflict and complicity in strange and powerful ways.

Cast

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  • Rentarō Mikuni as Nekichi Futori, the chained son
  • Chōichirō Kawarazaki as Kametaro Futori, the backward son
  • Kazuo Kitamura as Engineer Kariya
  • Hideko Okiyama as Toriko Futori, the retarded daughter
  • Yoshi Katō as Ritsugen Ryu
  • Yasuko Matsui as Uma Futori, the priestess daughter
  • Hôsei Komatsu
  • Chikako Hosokawa
  • Chikage Ôgi
  • Jun Hamamura
  • Awards

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    The film was Japan's submission to the 42nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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  • Kinema Junpo Award (1969): Best Director
  • Best Film; Mainichi Film Concours (1969): Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Kanjūrō Arashi)

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    References

    The Profound Desire of the Gods Wikipedia
    The Profound Desire of the Gods IMDb The Profound Desire of the Gods themoviedb.org


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