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Program Title: Ballad of Narayama, The [Narayama bushi koh]
EASC Code: JB-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Shohei Imamura
Producer: Toei
Release Date: 1983
Running Time: 129 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "A Century ago, inhabitants from a remote mountain village lived in constant fear of starvation. Their lives were cruel, horrible, and, at best, hopeless. To survive, a number of ruthless laws were passed. One of the most brutal - taking the elderly to the distant peak of Narayama to die."
Data Entry Date: 5/11/1999