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The Ballad of Narayama [Criterion Collection]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A fusion of Japanese Kabuki and modern film techniques, this adaptation of Shichiro Fukazawa's 1956 novel depicts the moving tale of a 69-year-old woman's traditional journey from her poor village to the summit of Mount Narayama to die. 1983's THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA is Shohei Imamura's acclaimed remake of the film.
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  • Credits
    Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki
  • Critic Reviews
    "[Keisuke] adopts a strongly kabuki-influenced approach, shooting in colour, scope and on studio sets so stylised that their artificial backdrops and scene-changes are proudly flaunted..."
    Sight and Sound

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