Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)



Directer:Shôhei Imamura  

Writter: Keiji Hasebe, Shôhei Imamura

Running time:173 min 


Language: Japanese
Romance Drama   

Subtitle: English
Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarazaki and Kazuo Kitamura

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The Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island to drill a well to provide water for the sugar mill. He is assisted on the island by Kametaro, from the inbred Futori family. Nekichi Futori is chained in a pit that he has to dig, in order to appease the gods for breaking island customs. Nekichi is in love with his sister Uma, who is a shaman priestess at the sacred shrine, that contains the only good water close to the mill. She is also the mistress of Ryu, the manager of the mill. The patriarch of the Futori family tries to get the engineer to marry his retarded daughter Toriko.

Awards: 5 wins

Kinema Junpo Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1969 Won Kinema Junpo Award Best Director
Shôhei Imamura
Best Film
Shôhei Imamura
Mainichi Film Concours
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1969 Won Mainichi Film Concours Best Film
Shôhei Imamura
Best Screenplay
Shôhei Imamura
Keiji Hasebe
Best Supporting Actor
Kanjûrô Arashi