Untamagiru | Chicago Reader


Gou Takamine's 1989 feature about a young sugar factory worker is set on Okinawa during the latter stages of the U.S. occupation, three years before it was reclaimed by Japan. Described as a “postcolonial fairy tale” adapted from Okinawan folklore, the film features Okinawan dialogue, which necessitated Japanese subtitles when it was shown elsewhere in Japan. The cinematographer is Masaki Tamura. With English subtitles. 120 min.

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