The Profound Desire of the Gods Poster

Release Date: 1968

PG|2 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
This expansive drama follows Kariya (Kazuo Kitamura), an engineer from Tokyo, as he deals with the natives of a remote island. The inbred and highly eccentric Futori family is shunned by most of the other islanders, but Kariya must work with the strange clan in order to construct a well that will supply water to the sugar mill. As Kariya goes about his job, he encounters various Futoris, including the mystically inclined Uma (Yasuko Matsui) and her disgraced brother, Nekichi (Rentarô Mikuni).

Cast: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarazaki, Kazuo Kitamura, Hideko Okiyama, Yoshi Katô, Yasuko Matsui

Director: Shôhei Imamura

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Emotional, Forbidden love, Son, Daughter, 1960s, Father