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The Naked Island [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1960]

Release Date:05/17/2016
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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary recorded in 2000, featuring Shindo and composer Hikaru Hayashi
    • New appreciation of the film by actor Benicio Del Toro
    • New interview with film scholar Akira Mizuta Lippit
    • Trailer
    • Video introduction by director Kaneto Shindo, recorded for a 2011 retrospective of his work


    Hadaka no Shima
    The titular island in this Japanese domestic drama is an agrarian flyspeck, almost completely cut off from contact with the mainland. Here the island's residents mechanically go through their everyday farming tasks. The film concentrates on a family of five, content with their existence despite its hardships. When the oldest son dies, it is the first of many devastating blows that nearly rip the family asunder. Originally titled Hadaka No Shima, the film was also released as Naked Island. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nobuko Otowa
      Nobuko Otowa - Toyo, the mother
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      Taiji Tonoyama - Senta, the father
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      Shinji Tanaka - Taro, the elder son
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      Masanori Horimoto - Jiro, the younger son

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