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The Ballad of Narayama

1984 Rated NR 2hr 10m

Stricken by famine, the residents of a 19th-century Japanese village decide to banish its elderly population to the top of Mt. Narayama, where they will be left to die. One year shy of her exile, the 69-year-old Orin (Sumiko Sakamoto) must settle some old scores. But her top priority is finding a wife for her eldest son (Ken Ogata). Director Shohei Imamura's multilayered lyrical drama won the Palme d'Or at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

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Movie Details

Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; program notes.