OTOSHIANA

V'03

OTOSHIANA

Die Fallgrube

Teshigahara Hiroshi
Japan, 1962
95min, OmeU

OTOSHIANA

Teshigahara Hiroshi
Japan, 1962
, 95min, OmeU

Cast: 
Chef der zweiten Gewerkschaft)
Miyahara Kazuo
Sohn des Bergmanns
Yano Sen
Chef der ersten Gewerkschaft
Sasaki Sumie
Frau vom Süßwarenladen
Tanaka Kunie
X
Kanze Hideo
Kommissar
Ômiya Kanichi
Freund des Bergmanns
Matsuo Shigeru
Bauer
Satô Kei
Reporter
Kaneuchi Kikuo
Fotograf
Matsumoto Heikurô
Leiter des Arbeiterheims
Nara Akemi
seine Frau
Shimada Jun
unbekannter Mann
Fukuro Tadashi
Mann von der zweiten Gewerkschaft

Production: 
Teshigahara Productions
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35mm/1:1,33/Schwarzweiß

The idea to make my first dramatic film, <i>Otoshiana</i>, came when I saw Abe Kôbôs <i>Rengoku</i> (Purgatory), a television drama produced and broadcast by a Kyûshû television station, and thought it could be made into a film. It was a drama on the theme of the Mitsui-Miike Coal Mine strike, then a large social problem, and was shown as a television film at the Art Festival. I intuitively thought that if I could practically present an extremely realistic depiction of Abe Kôbôs unique allegorical story against the background of a desolate Kyûshû coal mining town, a fantastic space would emerge from the conflict between the two.
(Teshigahara Hiroshi, in: «Japanese Documentaries of the 1960s», Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Catalogue 1993, pp. 4243)