SUFFERING OF NINKO

NINKO NO JUNAN

By Norihiro NIWATSUKINO

ASIAN SHADOWS - CHINESE SHADOWS - as SALES All rights, World

Fantasy - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Vancouver IFF 2016
Dragon and Tigers Award
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
A Window on Asian Cinema
Tokyo Filmex 2016
Competition
Rotterdam IFFR 2017
Bright Future
Goteborg IFF 2017
Victoria FF 2017
CinemAsia 2017
Cambodia IFF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Historical, Erotic
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
    • Writer(s)
    • Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
    • Producer(s)
    • Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
    • Synopsis
    • Ninko, a young, diligent Buddhist monk, has one serious problem: Women can’t seem to resist him. They pester him so much that he can’t even ask for alms in town. Since sexual indulgence is considered a sin, he blames himself for not being virtuous enough. One day, he runs into a masked woman in the forest who tries to seduce him. Running away from her, his problem only gets worse. Nearly driven mad, he escapes deep into the mountains to be alone. There he finds a corpse in a deserted village, victimized by a specter who seduces the spirits of men. A samurai claims that he can kill the specter, and Ninko follows him, hoping that he’ll rid him of his curse.
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