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Narayama bushikô (Narayama Bushiko) (1958)

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Starring
Teiji Takahashi Teiji Takahashi
Tatsuhei
Yûko Mochizuki Yûko Mochizuki
Tamayan
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi
Mata-yan
Yûnosuke Itô Yûnosuke Itô
Matayan's son
Eijirô Tono Eijirô Tono
Messenger
Ken Mitsuda Ken Mitsuda
Teruyan


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8 months ago at Mar 22 17:05
Good equilibrium between extrem stylization and the harsh dramatic elements, there´s even some pathos all through the film, just to the big ending up, up in Narayama
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Description: In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads to a voluntary but socially-enforced policy in which relatives carry 70-year-old family members up Narayama mountain to die. Granny Orin is approaching 70, content to embrace her fate. Her widowed son Tatsuhei cannot bear losing his mother, even as she arranges his marriage to a widow his age. Her grandson Kesa, who's girlfriend is pregnant, is selfishly happy to see Orin die. Around them, a family of thieves are dealt with severely, and an old man, past 70, whose son has cast him out, scrounges for food. Will Orin's loving an ... (more)
Release date: 1 June 1958
Tags: 1958 (3), 1950s (3), Japan (2), Jidaigeki (2), Tradition (1), 98 Min. (1), Color (1), Drama (1), 50's (1), Historical Drama (1), East Asia (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), HQ (1)
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“Good equilibrium between extrem stylization and the harsh dramatic elements, there´s even some pathos all through the film, just to the big ending up, up in Narayama” read more

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"Directed by: Keisuke Kinoshita A kabuki theatre-inflected story about a poor village whose people have to be carried to a nearby mountain to die once they get old."


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