The Ballad of Narayama

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The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

Release Date: April 29, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «Only Time Could Change the Cruelty of Tradition… Only Their Love Could Survive It…»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Shôhei Imamura
Producers    :   Jirô Tomoda
Writers    :   Shôhei Imamura, Shichirō Fukazawa
RunTime    :   130 mins.

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.

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