The Ballad of Narayama

Shohei IMAMURA, Japan, 1982

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Duration

130 Min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

german, french

Video Quality

720p

Available in

Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein

Summary

Peaceful living and dying are a central theme in this masterpiece by the Japanese Shohei Imamura, a literary film adaptation in the mountain region of Narayama. In a small mountain village on the edge of a valley, all who have turned seventy must leave the community and climb a certain mountain to die. Anyone who defies tradition brings misfortune to his own family. Orin is 69 years old and is about to climb the mountain this winter.

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