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The Ballad of Narayama

IMDB Logo8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Drama 19581h 38mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Feel-good 

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 available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a drama movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (2,261 votes).

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