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The Ballad of Narayama ()

directed by Keisuke Kinoshita
featuring Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yunosuke Ito, Danko Ichikawa

Adapted from a novel by Shichiro Fukazawa, The Ballad of Narayama is built around an ancient Japanese custom. Centuries ago, it was customary for the younger citizens of a remote Japanese mountain village to shepherd all those over the age of seventy to the snowy crags of Mt. Narayama. There the elders would be left to die from exposure and starvation--a fate they were expected to meet with stoic resignation. As the film observes, this custom was not universally accepted even in ancient times: Some of the old folks put up a ...

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The Ballad of Narayama [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
2013, Shochiku

UPC: 715515102513

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The Ballad of Narayama [Criterion Collection]
2013, Shochiku

UPC: 715515102612

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