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SUFFERING OF NINKO – (NINKO NO JUNAN)

Sunday, November 5, 3:20 p.m.

Monday, November 6, 10:40 a.m.

Director: Norihiro Niwatsukino
Country: Japan
Year: 2016
Runtime: 70 minutes
Language: Japanese with English subtitles

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 will also rid him of his curse.

Principal Cast:  Masato Tsujioka, Miho Wakabayashi, Hideta Iwahashi, Yukino Arimoto

Writer:  Norihiro Niwatsukino
Producer:  Norihiro Niwatsukino
Cinematographer:  Takayuki Okazaki, Shunichiro Yamamoto
Editor:  Norihiro Niwatsukino
Music:  Office Higuchi Inc.

Official Trailer (explicit):