From my Second Ebert's Great Movies Marathon, part 12 of 15
Suna no onna, 1964. Poor villagers trap a man in a pit. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Written by Kôbô Abe, based on his book. Starring Eiji Okada & Kyôko Kishida.
Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 4/4 (Great)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4). Like a Beckett play, minus any of the humor.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.7/4 (Good)