The Ballad of Narayama (World Classics)

The Ballad of Narayama (World Classics)

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Catalogue no: DAVID3971

Media: DVD

Classification: R18+

Category: World Film, February Releases

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9344256018602

No of Discs: 1

Language: Japanese

Year: 1983

Release Date: 06-02-2019

Availability: In stock

$19.95
The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death. Over 100 years ago in a small village in a
The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death. Over 100 years ago in a small village in a remote valley, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of a mountain to die. Old Orin (Sumiko Sakamoto) has her family's affairs to take care of before she too must go. Orin seeks a new wife for her widowed eldest son Tatsuhei (Ken Ogata), she tries to help her runtish second son lose his virginity and to take her brattish eldest grandson--who cavorts with the young women of the village--down several pegs. When it comes time for Orin to depart, tradition demands that Tatsuhei carry her up the mountain on his back in silence.

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Actors Sumiko Sakamoto, Ken Ogata, Aki Takejo, Tonpei Hidari
Director Shohei Imamura
Producer Goro Kusakabe
Runtime 132

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