裸の島 The Naked Island

裸の島 The Naked Island

The Naked Island is a black-and-white film from 1960, directed by Kaneto Shindō. The film is notable for having almost no spoken dialogue.


The film depicts a small family, a husband and wife and two sons, struggling to get by on a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea on the island of Sukune in Mihara, Hiroshima, over the course of a year. They are the island's only occupants, and survive by farming. They must repeatedly carry the water for their plants and themselves in a row boat from a neighboring island.

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    contentLocation Japan
    director Kaneto Shindō
    editor Toshio Enoki
    genre drama
    keywords family travels onomichi seto inland sea
    musicBy Hikaru Hayashi
    producer Kaneto Shindo Matsuura Eisaku
    productionCompany Kindai Eiga Kyokai
    theme japanese