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The ballad of Narayama

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Title The ballad of Narayama [videorecording].
Publisher/Date [Australia] : Umbrella Entertainment, [2019]
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (132 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Series World classics
Contents note Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Special feature: theatrical trailer.
Catalogued from container.
Umbrella Entertainment : DAVID3971.
Creation Note Directed by Shōhei Imamura ; screenplay by Shōhei Imamura.
Performer note Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Aki Takejo, Tonpei Hidari, Seiji Kurasaki.
Summary Note From two-time Palme d'Or-winning director Shohei Imamura (Pigs and Battleships, The Insect Woman) comes an unforgettable human drama and a milestone in Japanese Cinema. The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death. Over 100 years ago in a small village in a remote valley, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of a mountain to die. Old Orin (Sumiko Sakamoto: The Pornographers) has her familys affairs to take care of before she too must go. Orin seeks a new wife for her widowed eldest son Tatsuhei (Ken Ogata: Mishima, The Pillow Book), she tries to help her runtish second son lose his virginity and to take her brattish eldest grandson - who cavorts with the young women of the village - down several pegs. When it comes time for Orin to depart, tradition demands that Tatsuhei carry her up the mountain on his back in silence. With exquisite cinematography and captivating performances, this universally acclaimed masterpiece is confronting, erotic and awe-inspiring.
Target audience note Censorship classification : R18+ Restricted - Restricted to 18 and over.
Language note Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
Subject - Name Fukasawa, Shichirō, -- 1914-1987 -- Film adaptations
Subject Rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Drama
Motion pictures, Japanese
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Fukasawa, Shichirō, 1914-1987 Narayamabushi kō.
Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006 film director, screenwriter.
Ogata, Ken, 1937-2008 actor.
Sakamoto, Sumiko actor.
Aki, Takejo actor.
Hidari, Tonpei actor.
Kurasaki, Seiji actor.
Shelf Location DVD F BALL
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