Shohei Imamura

NARAYAMA BUSHIKO – Die Ballade von Narayama

The story is set in the 19th century in a remote and severely impoverished mountain village in northern Japan. In this fictional society, once the elderly have reached the age of 70 they are brought up Mount Nara, where ancient gods reside, and left to die hopefully blessed by the deities – this sacrifice will free up food for someone else in the village. (allmovie.com)

Japan 1982
Regie: Shohei Imamura
130 min, 35mm, 1:1.85, Farbe, japanische Om
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