Onibaba

(1964)

Overview

While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.

  1. Kaneto Shindō

    Author, Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Nobuko Otowa

    Nobuko Otowa

    Woman

  2. Jitsuko Yoshimura

    Jitsuko Yoshimura

    Young Woman

  3. Kei Satō

    Kei Satō

    Hachi

  4. Jukichi Uno

    Jukichi Uno

    The Samurai

  5. Taiji Tonoyama

    Taiji Tonoyama

    Ushi

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Onibaba
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Facts

Original Title 鬼婆

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 21, 1964
    NC-17
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    These films contain excessive graphic violence, intense or explicit sex, depraved, abhorrent behavior, explicit drug abuse, strong language, explicit nudity, or any other elements which, at present, most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children and teens. NC-17 does not necessarily mean obscene or pornographic in the oft-accepted or legal meaning of those words.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

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