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THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA
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NARAYAMA BUSHI KO

(THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA)

Directed by : Keisuke KINOSHITA

Year of production : 1958 Country : JAPAN Length : 98 minutes

Synopsis

A joruri narrator clad in raven black introduces us to Narayama Bushiko as heavy curtains reveal the backdrop of a tribal village. In the kabuki tradition, the samisen ballad speaks of a kind elderly woman, Orin, who is contemplating her ascent to Mount Narayama. This most stylized work by Kinoshita is also his most dramatically theatrical, replete with meticulously designed soundstages and dramatic lighting. A haunting allegory that shows the conflict between filial duty, tradition and social pressure, the same story was remade by Imamura Shohei decades later, but the original remains a startling, culturally resonant magnum opus.

Credits

Keisuke KINOSHITA - Director

Keisuke KINOSHITA - Script / Dialogue

Hiroshi KUSUDA - Cinematography

Kisaku ITO - Set decorator

Matsunosuke NOZAWA - Music

Rokuzaemon KINEYA - Music

Yoshi SUGIHARA - Film Editor

Hisao OHNO - Sound

Casting

Kinuyo TANAKA - Orin

Teiji TAKAHASHI - Tatshuhei, the son

Yuko MOCHIZUKI - Tama-yan

Danko ICHIKAWA - Kesakichi

Photo du Film © Restored by Shochiku Co.,Ltd.”

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Contacts

Production

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD. - 13th Floor 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Togeki Bldg. 13th Floor Chuo-ku 104-8422 Tokyo JAPAN - T: +81 (0)3 55 50 16 23 - F: +81 (0)3 55 50 16 54 - ibd@shochiku.co.jp - www.shochikufilms.com

Distribution

MK2 INTERNATIONAL SALES - T: +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00 - www,mk2.com

International sales

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD. - T: +81 (0)3 55 50 16 23 - www.shochikufilms.com

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NARAYAMA BUSHI KO

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