Pitfall (1962) Black and white Approx. 97 min. Shown in original 1.37:1 aspect ratio Playable in North America (the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Japanese with English subtitles.
Starring: Hisashi Igawa, Sumie Sasaki, Sen Yano, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Kei Satô, Kazuo Miyahara. Screenplay by Kōbō Abe (Based on “Rengoku” by Kōbō Abe), Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara.
A miner and his young son go to a village in Kyushu where the miner has been told he'll find work, but it's a ghost town, save for one woman. The miner leaves and is followed by a man in a white suit and white gloves. A murder takes place: faked footprints, bribery and intrigue, investigations, a frame-up, and a ghost who wants to know why meet in a story of realism and the surreal. A child mutely witnesses all. Does the truth count for anything in this world or in the next? Can everything be manipulated?