The Ballad of Narayama

24/10/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2011
  |  130 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

1980s Japanese drama set in a 19th century village where it is tradition for anyone approaching the age of 70 to go to a mountain top to die of starvation. At the age of 69, Orin (Sumiko Sakamoto)'s time to leave her home and follow this custom is almost here, despite being in good health. Before she goes, she sorts out issues among the villagers and attempts to find her son a wife.

Contains strong sex and sex references
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