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Ballad of Narayama (Criterion Collection)
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This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin (UGETSU'S Kinuyo Tanaka), a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife. Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan's cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita (TWENTY-FOUR EYES).

Title: Ballad of Narayama (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Japanese
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yunosuke Ito
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 2/5/2013
Original Year: 1958
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515102612
Item #: 504948X

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 2/5/2013
Run Time: 98 minutes

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