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January 11, 2009

Pitfall (Otoshiana)








Director - Hiroshi Teshigahara

Genre - Crime/Drama/Thriller


In this world whereby most humans subsist mostly on greed and the unending quest to one-up one another, there exists concrete threats to our livelihood and sometimes, even to our lives. Reports of senseless murders in the papers and internet almost every single day bear testament to this hard-hitting truth. Adapted from a novel by Kobo Abe, this thriller explores the darker side of humanity, peeling away layers of superficiality and simulated virtuousness to bring out mankind's most grotesque nature. Master director Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another & Woman In The Dunes) held nothing back, skillfully depicting what makes us tick, in life and even...out of life.

4 STARS!

All about Pitfall (Otoshiana)

6 comments:

rosalie said...

sounds very interesting- going to check it out ;)

janice said...

thanks. you know of any other korean or japanese titles i can check out?

janice

thebonebreaker said...

Sounds good ~ thanks for the review!

CavedogRob said...

This sounds good. I'm going to look for it. Thanks!

2Win said...

Thanks for the comment. And yes, I will see something of this film director... Sounds great and Kobo Abe is a great writer so it counts with a great story. Cool then. ;)

SolShine7 said...

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