• Saturday, May 28, 22:00 Uhr German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 鬼婆
  • Japan 1964, 35mm, 103 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director & Script: Kaneto SHINDO
  • Production: Kindai Eiga Kyokai, Tokyo Eiga
  • Camera: Kiyomi KURODA
  • Cast: Nobuko OTOWA, Jitsuko YOSHIMURA, Kei SATO, Taiji TONOYAMA, Jukichi UNO
  • Rights: Kindai Eiga Kyokai
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Dr. Alexander Zahlten

During a civil war in medieval Japan, an old woman and her daughter-in-law lure warriors into traps, then kill them and sell their goods to make a living. But soon, the girl’s affair with a neighbor ends the partnership with her mother-in-law, with fatal consequences. Shot in deeply aesthetic black and white, ONIBABA combines grim realism, erotic elements, and subtle horror to tell a parable about the terrors of war.

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo and the Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln


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