About the film
In a Thicket
Release Date: May 18, 1996
|Genres||:||Mystery, Horror, Fantasy|
|Production Companies||:||Image Factory IM Co. Ltd.|
|Writers||:||Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Takashi Natori|
Sato's re-imagining of In a Grove, on which Rashomon was based. In this version, instead of a web of lies and agendas, we get a web of desires, perversions like incest, and occult phenomenon like an oracle-demon, hallucinations, and human sacrifice. Once again, the story starts with a detective trying to unravel the story of a man and a woman encountering a bandit-rapist in the woods, but the real story keeps turning out to be unfathomable as layer upon layer of strange motives and events keep turning up.