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Ballad of Narayama

Narayama bushiko

directed by Keisuke Kinoshita
Japan, 1958
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Synopsis

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.

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