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The Ballad of Narayama

Cast

Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yűko Mochizuki, Seiji Miyaguchi View All


Crew

Keisuke Kinoshita (Director), Keisuke Kinoshita (Writer), Shichirô Fukazawa (Story) View All

Release: Jun. 1st, 1958
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads to a voluntary but socially-enforced policy in which relatives carry 70-year-old family members up Narayama mountain to die. Granny Orin is approaching 70, content to embrace her fate. Her widowed son Tatsuhei cannot bear losing his mother, even as she arranges his marriage to a widow his age. Her grandson Kesa, who's girlfriend is pregnant...

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