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-> "Are you shoveling sand to live, or living to shovel sand?


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->''"Are you shoveling sand to live, or living to shovel sand?"''


* SlapSlapKiss: The first sex betweeen Jumpei and the woman takes place after a tussle when she tries to stop Jumpei from tearing the house apart to make a ladder.

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* SlapSlapKiss: The first sex betweeen between Jumpei and the woman takes place after a tussle when she tries to stop Jumpei from tearing the house apart to make a ladder.


* TownWithADarkSecret: He isn't even the first one. Previously there was a postcard salesman, and a student who is still there after three years, three doors down.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: He isn't even the first one. Previously there was a postcard salesman, and a student who is still there after three years, three doors down.down.
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* OrbitalShot: Around the man as he makes it out of the pit and to the surface, only to realize he has no idea where to go.

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* BladeOfGrassCut: Many extreme close-ups in the early going of the bugs that Jumpei is catching. Later there are similar extreme close-ups of Jumpei and the woman, showing how they are similarly captive.

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* DiscreetDrinkDisposal: Jumpei starts one escape attempt by getting the woman drunk, while pouring his own drinks out into the sand.

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* ArtisticLicense: The director admitted that sand won't really pile up at any angle greater than thirty degrees.

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* PsychologicalHorror: The story of one man being enslaved by having his will to resist gradually broken.

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-> "Are you shoveling sand to live, or living to shovel sand?


* DutchAngle: Extreme thirst leads Jumpei to hallucinate that the whole shack is underwater, as illustrated by a crooked Dutch Angle shot through the open door.



* SlapSlapKiss:

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* SlapSlapKiss:SlapSlapKiss: The first sex betweeen Jumpei and the woman takes place after a tussle when she tries to stop Jumpei from tearing the house apart to make a ladder.

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* SlapSlapKiss:


* TownWithADarkSecret: Well, considering that this village is forcing an outsider to dig sand, a job that is not fun or constructive by any stretch, the village may qualify for this trope.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: Well, considering that this village is forcing an outsider to dig sand, a job that is not fun or constructive by any stretch, He isn't even the village may qualify for this trope.first one. Previously there was a postcard salesman, and a student who is still there after three years, three doors down.

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* {{Allegory}}: Essentially the whole movie is an allegory for the desire to escape from society and the forces that keep us imprisoned within it.

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* AttemptedRape: Junpei and the woman are told they can leave the dunes for one hour a day if they let the villagers watch them have sex. The woman disagrees but Jumpei tries to get her to do it (or at least pretend to) because it could be his chance to run away. She ends up fighting Jumpei off and they're left to stay where they are.

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