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Demon Pond

by Masahiro SHINODA


Echizen Province, summer 1913. On his way to Kyoto, Professor Yamasawa passes through a drought-stricken village, lost in the mountains. Close by is the Demon Pond, a place that the inhabitants hold in superstition.

Do you really have to believe what you see or, more precisely, can you live without believing it?  This is the question facing both Professor Yamasawa and the spectator in this film, which is out of keeping in Shinoda’ filmography. A mysterious and fascinating phantasmagoria, Demon Pond had remained invisible until this year 2021, as after its first release, it was almost immediately withdrawn from Japanese screens in 1979. JB

  • Titre français
    L’Étang du démon
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    Demon Pond
  • Scénario
    Haruhiko MIMURA, Tsutomu TAMURA
  • Photo
    Masao KOSUGI
  • Montage
    Zen IKEDA, Sachiko YAMACHI
  • Musique
    Isao TOMITA
  • Interprétation
    Tamasaburô BANDÔ, Gô KATÔ, Tutsomu YAMAZAKI, Kôji NANBARA
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Distribution
    Carlotta Films :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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