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Adachi-Ga Hara

Japan, 1991 (MIFF 1995, Buried Treasures – Osamu Tezuka)

Director: Osamu Tezuka

Adachi-Ga Hara continues the afore-mentioned 'mutative approach' to story-telllng. This time, the original manga is based on a traditional Non play called Kurozuka which mines tho rich vein of Japanese witch mythology. Tezuka sets Adachi on a desolate asteroid and plays out the involving confrontation between a young space cadet and the hermit crone, leading the story to a suspenseful and sombre ending.

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