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Suffering of Ninko
(SCREENING KIT)


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... whereby Ninko has met his match. This erotic fantasy 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.



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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