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The Ballad of Narayama

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  • Fiction
  • Japan
  • 1983 | 130 min. | DCP | Colour
  • Language : Japanese
  • Subtitles : Français | Deutsch
Cast & Crew
Screenplay
Shôhei Imamura
based on a story by Shichirô Fukazawa
Cinematography
Masao Tochizawa
Hiroshi Kanazawa
Shigeru Komatsubara
Editing
Fusako Matsumoto
Hajime Okayasu
Toshihiko Kojima
Music
Shinichirô Ikebe
Sound
Kenichi Benitani
Cast
Ken Ogata
Sumiko Sakamoto
Tonpei Hidari
Aki Takejô
Shôichi Ozawa
Producer
Jirô Tomoda
Gorô Kusakabe
Production Company
Toei Company
Print Contact
Toei Company
Naoki Shinozaki
nao_shinozaki@toei.co.jp
Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1926 - 2006
Filmobiography
1958
Stolen Desire (first of 25 films)
1959
My Second Brother (nominated for Golden Bear, Berlinale)
1989
Black Rain (awarded in Cannes)
1997
The Eel - Unagi (Palme d’or, Festival de Cannes)
1998
Kanzo sensei
2001
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (nominated for Palme d’Or)
This ballad was the first of Imamura’s Palmes d’or (followed by The Eel, 1997). It follows a woman in the 1860s who, having reached the age of 70, goes to die on the summit of Mount Narayama in accordance with the tradition of the Shinshu Mountains. This moving masterpiece is the second adaptation of the Shichirô Fukazawa short story, after the film of the same name by Keisuke Kinoshita from 1958.
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