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634 Ratings



Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan, 1962
Crime, Drama, Fantasy


Hiroshi Teshigahara’s debut feature and first collaboration with novelist Kobo Abe, Pitfall is many things: a mysterious, unsettling ghost story, a portrait of human alienation, and a compellingly surreal critique of soulless industry, shot in elegant black-and-white.

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Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1963 | Semaine de la critique

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