The Deserted City (1984)

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The Deserted City (1984)
Haishi (original title)

After reading a newspaper article about a town being destroyed in a fire, Eguchi begins to recall the summer he spent there writing his thesis. It's a beautiful canal town, the "Venice of Japan." As he arrives, he is greeted by the daughter of the Kaibara household, Yasuko. The rest of her family seems mysteriously absent. On his first night, Eguchi hears the stifled sound of crying. He attempts to find the source, and is soon drawn into the conflict that is tearing the family apart. While he likens the town to a dream, some of the inhabitants do not share his feelings. There is a sense of being stuck in time, with ruin and death the only future.
Japan
IMDb  6.3 /10
Creators
Director Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Writer Takehiko Fukunaga
Writer Chiho Katsura
Writer Makoto Naitô
Information
Release Date1984-01-02
Runtime1h 45mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyArt Theatre Guild (ATG), PSC
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Kisuke Yamashita
Kisuke Yamashita
Eguchi
Wakaba Irie
Wakaba Irie
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