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Suffering of Ninko
(DVD)


Ninko, a diligent young Buddhist monk, has a serious problem: women (and some men) find him sexually irresistible. After a troubling encounter with a naked masked woman, he sets out on a journey to purify himself of these sexual advances and haunting fantasies. One day, he arrives in a village decimated by a rapacious mountain Goddess, Yama-Onna, who seduces and kills all the men of the valley... Ninko has met his match. This erotic fantasy / ghost-story set in Japan's Edo period blends sumptuous live action and comical folktale-esque storytelling with ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock printing) and mandala-style animated sequences. Beautiful, dark, and insightful, SUFFERING OF NINKO is an absolute must see.



Suffering of Ninko

Film Info

RUNTIME - 70 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2016

FORMAT - DVD Region All

COUNTRY - Japan

LANGUAGE - Japanese

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

Trailer

CAST  
Masato Tsujioka Ninko
Miho Wakabayashi Yama-onna
Hideta Iwahashi Kanzo
Qyoko Kudo Narrator

Cinematographer

Takayuki Okazaki

Cinematographer

Shunichiro Yamamoto

Director, Producer, Editor

Norihiro Niwatsukino

Press

“We’re in the ancient Japan of the Hyaku-monogatari (the classical ghost-story anthology The Hundred Tales), but you’ve never seen a Japanese period movie like this before... Niwatsukino’s wildly enjoyable debut is crammed with humour and visual surprises. At a time when 95% of Japanese indies are about the emotional and sexual-identity problems of young people, it is (to say the least) refreshing to find a movie that goes for broke with a subject that blows genre conventions apart while offering gutsy storytelling, vivid performances and a fabulous sense of cinema’s possibilities. Buddhists will love it, but so will most everyone else." — Tony Rayns, Vancouver IFF notes

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