In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads to a voluntary but socially-enforced policy in which relatives carry 70-year-old ... See full summary »
At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the ... See full summary »
This busy, hectic movie is a bit hard to follow. Like a Mardi Gras film, with political confrontation, and wild swirling colors. But not as subtle or as personal as Nianchan (My Second Brother), Unagi (The Eel) or Narayama bushiko (The Ballad of Narayama) by Shohei Imamura.
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