71SSIFF - 22/30 September 2023
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Otoshi-ana / The Trap

Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan
Synopsis

A man wanders with his young son as he looks for work in the mining area of Kitakyusu, the scene of several crimes. The murder victims become lost souls who help to tell the story. He comes to a ghost town whose only inhabitant is a woman who runs a small shop. Teshigahara's debut movie and first collaboration with the writer Kobo Abe. 

Director
Hiroshi Teshigahara (Japan)
Screenplay
Kobo Abe
Production
Teshigahara Productions (Japan)
Tadashi Ono
Photography
Hiroshi Segawa, Mitsuo Kume
Edition
Fusako Shuzui
Music
Toshi Ichiyanagi, Yuji Takahashi, Toru Takemitsu
Sound
Shigenosuke Okuyama, Kenji Mori
Cast
Hisashi Igawa, Kazuo Miyahara, Sen Yano, Sumie Sasaki, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Kei Sato, Shigeru Matsuo
Assistant Director
Yasuo Yoshino
Running Time
97 m.
Country
Japan
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