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Ballad of Orin (1977)

Hanare goze Orin (original title)
A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

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... Orin
Tomoko Naraoka ... Teruyo
... Tama Ichise
Rie Yokoyama ... Kaneko
Tomoko Jinbo ... Tsugiko
Keiko Nakamura
Ako Tomizawa
Takako Minekawa
Sen Hara ... Old woman
... Torazo
... Mountain Man
Jun Hamamura ... Saito
Yoshi Katô ... Isuke
Hatsuo Yamaya ... Yamashita
Mansaku Fuwa ... Kosugi
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A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

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FFFFFFF This Movie!!1!
31 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The story was well told and the cinematography was well done. Still, the story was basically one of molestation from beginning to end. It literally went from bad to worse to FML!!!

This is that movie you only see once. I don't even know why anyone would tell this story. It's so bloody sad but in such a subtle way as to make it unbearable. You keep hoping something good will happen and stick.

Anyway... see it once but make sure before you start the film you pack all the sharp objects in your house and give them to your neighbor for the night because you WILL want to use one.


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