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68 Ratings

Ballad of Orin

Hanare goze Orin

Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Japan, 1977


Shima Iwashita portrays the title character, a blind traveling musician whom is expected to remain celibate. Raped, she is expelled from her group and ultimately meets a young man who is opposed to Japanese militarism.

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Ballad of Orin Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Actress

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

1977 | Winner: Best Director

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1978 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

1978 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

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