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Pastoral: To Die in the Country

Den-en ni shisu

Directed by Shûji Terayama
Japan, 1974


A film about a film-maker’s re-examination (and attempted revision) of his own childhood. His boyhood self is an unprepossessing lad who lives with his monstrous, widowed mother, fantasises about the desirable girl-next-door, and finds the visiting circus a touchstone for his dreams of escape.

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Pastoral: To Die in the Country Directed by Shûji Terayama

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