The Ballad Of Narayama, 1983


Released in Australia:

DVD (OOP)








The Ballad Of Narayama is a 1980s Japanese foreign comedy-drama film; about an elderly woman in a rural village; their brutal culture requires people to climb a mountain to die of starvation at age 70; interspersed with brief scenes of wild animals in nature; set in 19th century Japan


Shockadelic rating: Recommended

Alternate title: Narayama Bushiko

Contributors: Shohei Imamura, Goro Kusakabe, Jiro Tomoda, Shichiro Fukazawa, Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Takejo Aki, Tonpei Hidari, Seiji Kurasaki, Kaoru Shimamori, Ryutaro Tatsumi, Junko Takada, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Mitsuko Baisho, Shinichiro Ikebe

Remake of: The Ballad Of Narayama, 1958