Onibaba Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline


Set in medieval Japan, Kaneto Shindo’s feral suspense tale stars Jitsuko Yoshimura as an unnamed young woman left widowed by civil war. To survive, she and her mother-in-law (Nobuko Otowa) turn to ambushing passing samurai, selling their armor and dumping the corpses into a nearby pit. When the younger of the two women becomes romantically involved with Hachi (Kei Soto), a local farmer and one-time friend of her late husband, the older woman is instinctively threatened; donning a demon mask removed from the body of one of her samurai victims, she hatches a plot to frighten her daughter-in-law into ending the romance, leading to a macabre and chilling climax. Notable for Kiyomi Kuroda’s eerily beautiful black-and-white cinematography, Onibaba is among the most visually striking Japanese films of its period, as well as one of the most violently sensual; atmospheric and intense — complete with a primal, almost free jazz-like score from composer Hikaru Hayashi — it achieves a mood of foreboding and dread endemic to the finest horror films.

Release date: Feb 4, 1965
Production Company: Toho Company Ltd.
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Genre: Art House & International,Drama,Horror

Onibaba Caste and Crew
Director: Kaneto Shindô
writer: Kaneto Shindô
Nobuko Otowa,Jitsuko Yoshimura,Kei Sato,Jukichi Uno,Taiji Tonoyama,Sensho Matsumoto,Kentaro Kaji,Hosui Araya