About the film
The Ballad of Narayama
Release Date: April 29, 1983
|Slogan||:||«Only Time Could Change the Cruelty of Tradition… Only Their Love Could Survive It…»|
|Production Companies||:||Toei Company|
|Writers||:||Shōhei Imamura, Shichirō Fukazawa|
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.