Cinema: A New Kind of Life

Woman in the Dunes. One day a man leaves the city and wanders into the desert. He wanders alone, and over his shoulder he carries a net. He is searching, he says, for a new kind of life, for a creature that will bear his name and make him in some sense immortal. All day the solitary figure (Eiji Okada) moves among the moving sands, but he does not find what he is seeking. At sunset a stranger appears, a man at home in the desert, and leads him to a deep pit.

In the bottom of the pit, a hundred feet...

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