In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he or she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife. Written by
In a time not long past, the first law was . . . The Old Must Die . . . [Video Australia]
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Remake of The Ballad of Narayama
Oya wo nemurasu komori uta
Performed by Sumiko Sakamoto
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