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Release Date:
19 June 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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really better than Imamura's version See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Kinuyo Tanaka ... Orin
Teiji Takahashi ... Tatsuhei
Yûko Mochizuki ... Tamayan
Danko Ichikawa ... Kesakichi
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Mata-yan
Keiko Ogasawara ... Matsu-yan
Yûnosuke Itô ... Matayan's son
Eijirô Tôno ... Messenger
Ken Mitsuda ... Teruyan

Directed by
Keisuke Kinoshita 
 
Writing credits
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Shichirô Fukazawa  stories
Keisuke Kinoshita  writer

Produced by
Masaharu Kokaji .... producer
Ryuzo Otani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chûji Kinoshita 
Matsunosuke Nozawa 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Kusuda 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshi Sugihara 
 
Production Design by
Kisaku Ito 
 
Art Direction by
Chiyoo Umeda 
 
Set Decoration by
Mototsugu Komaki 
 
Costume Design by
Toshikazu Sugiyama 
 
Production Management
Kei Hamano .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshikazu Ôtsuki .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Genzô Furumiya .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Shûzô Horikawa .... sound mixer
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound recordist
Hisao Ôno .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takashi Akamatsu .... camera operator
Hiroshi Iijima .... lighting technician
Tôichirô Narushima .... camera operator
Ryôzô Toyoshima .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Narayama bushikô" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Fujicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:U (2007)

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Trivia:
The final film to be added under Roger Ebert's list of "Great Movies" before his death in 2013.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Ballad of Narayama (1983)See more »

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10 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
really better than Imamura's version, 4 March 2000
Author: the_frenchie

The same story: a village, a young man with his old mother. He will bring her to die to Narayama. the interest of this movie is the mix of tabuchi theatre and cinema. Each scene began at the same time the previous one is finishing. And really poetical story, and movie

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