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Untama Giru


Okinawan-born filmmaker Go Takamine directs this hallucinogenic Robin Hood-style tale set in the director's native island in 1969. Giru (Kaoru Kobayashi) works at a sugar refinery populated by some unusual characters: one is the owner's curvy mistress Mare (Chikako Aoyama), who lounges about the mill smoking a hookah and occasionally transmogrifying into a pig; the other is Kijimura (Eiko Miyamoto), a tree sprite with a sweet tooth who visits the factory every day for its daily fix. Giru spends much of...more