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21 Ratings



Directed by Kaneto Shindô
Japan, 1962


A karmic apologue: lost at sea, an experienced captain’s faith in goodness and reverence is tested as his crew concedes to carnal ambitions.

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Human Directed by Kaneto Shindô

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Human

    Cinematography by Kiyomi Kuroda. One of the most important aspects of this film is the asynchrony between the tragedy that is living in the image and the music one hears, between the descent into hell and the musical nuances the big jazz band introduces as if, after all, the way to derision were nothing more than the abstract harmony of a sound that entangles. The swing of death or life through cinema.

  • Adam Suraf's rating of the film Human

    I guess you can't appreciate food, and sanity, until you've starved and gone mad for 59 days on an adrift fishing boat, as the four poor souls do in this brutal "boat" film from Kaneto Shindo. A savage companion piece to his earlier landlocked struggle film "The Naked Island".

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