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  • Release: 1961-06-19
  • Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
  • Writers: Shichirô Fukazawa
  • Language: Japanese
  • Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka , Teiji Takahashi , Yūko Mochizuki , Danko Ichikawa
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Awards: 6 wins & 1 nomination
  • AKA: La balada de Narayama (Spain) , Narayama bushikô , La ballade de Narayama (France, French Republic) , The Ballad of Narayama , Balada de Narayama (Portugal, Portuguese Republic) , Балада за Нараяма (Bulgaria) , Ballad of Narayama , Легенда о Нараяме , Ballada o Narayamie (Poland) , 楢山節考(1958) (Japan) , Balada o Narajami (Serbia) , The Ballad of Narayama (United Kingdom) , La leggenda di Narayama (Italy) , A Balada de Narayama (Brazil) , The Ballad of Narayama (United States of America) , Ballad of Narayama (United States of America) , The Ballad of Narayama
  • Plot:

    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, is selfishly happy to see Orin die. Around them, a family of thieves are dealt with severely, and an old man, past 70, whose son has cast him out, scrounges for food. Will Orin’s loving and accepting spirit teach and ennoble her family?

  • IMDB:tt0051980
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