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Ballad Of Narayama / Narayama- Bushi- Ko / Narayama-Bushi-Ko


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  Ballad Of Narayama / Narayama- Bushi- Ko / Narayama-Bushi-Ko Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.00 /10
 
Starring
Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Takejo Aki
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Directed by: Shohei Imamura
Written by: Shohei Imamura, from stories by Scichiro Fakazawa

 
 
 
Released: 1983
   
Genre: DRAMA
REMAKE
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Japan
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 130
 
 


 

At the turn of the century, Japanese villagers send their old to die on a mountain.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Harshly realistic but beautiful remake of the 1958 film by Keisuke Kinochita, which told the same story in more stylised terms. It was a Grand Prix winner at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

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