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676 Ratings

The Naked Island

Hadaka no shima

Directed by Kaneto Shindô
Japan, 1960


The story of a small family unit and their subsistence as the only inhabitants of an arid, sun-baked island. With hardly any dialogue, Shindô combines the stark ‘Scope cinematography of Kiyoshi Kuroda with the memorable score of his constant collaborator Hikaru Hayashi.

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The Naked Island Directed by Kaneto Shindô

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1962 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

BAFTA Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

Moscow International Film Festival

1961 | Winner: Grand Prix

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