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The Ballad of Narayama

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Drama 19581h 38mOn: The Criterion Channel 

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 family members up Narayama mountain to die. Granny Orin is approaching 70, content to embrace her fate. Her widowed son Tatsuhei cannot bear losing his mother, even as she arranges his marriage to a widow his age. Her grandson Kesa, who's girlfriend is pregnant, is selfishly happy to see Orin die. Around them, a family of thieves are dealt with severely, and an old man, past 70, whose son has cast him out, scrounges for food. Will Orin's loving and accepting spirit teach and ennoble her family?The Ballad of Narayama featuring Kinuyo Tanaka and Teiji Takahashi is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (2,719 votes) and was well received by critics.

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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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#6,329 Ranked Movie

#501 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#4270 Ranked in Drama Movies

The Ballad of Narayama has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (2,719 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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