The Ballad of Narayama (1983) Japan
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Director:Shohei Imamura
Producer:Jiro Tomoda
Writer:Shichirô Fukazawa
Rating:4.5 (23 votes)
Date Added:2010-05-14
Genre:Family Drama
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Shohei Imamura  ...  (Director)
Shichirô Fukazawa  ...  (Writer)
Ken Ogata  ...  
Sumiko Sakamoto  ...  
Tonpei Hidari  ...  
Aki Takejo  ...  
Shoichi Ozawa  ...  
Hiroshi Kanazawa  ...  Cinematographer
Masao Tochizawa  ...  Cinematographer
Shigeru Komatsubara  ...  Cinematographer
Tags: Buddhism drama

Summary: "From two-time Palme d'Or-winning director Shohei IMAMURA comes a powerful and unforgettable human drama with exquisite cinematography. A milestone in Japanese Cinema, this film will question your fundamental view of humanity, and offers a glimpse into a timeless world where survival overrules compassion, and the decisions of who shall live and die are born of starving necessity and animal instinct.
In a small village in a remote valley, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of Mt. Narayama to die, so as not to be a burden on the village and bring disgrace upon their family. Old Orin is 69, and despite being in good health, in the coming winter it will be her turn to leave. But first, there are a few things that need doing.
DVD Features:

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese with English Subtitles
Bonus Material Includes: Image Gallery
Program Notes
Original Theatrical Trailers