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762 Ratings

The Ballad of Narayama

Narayama-bushi kô

Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1983
Drama, Adventure


From two-time Palme d’Or-winning director Shohei Imamura comes an unforgettable human drama and a milestone in Japanese Cinema. The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death.

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The Ballad of Narayama Directed by Shôhei Imamura

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1983 | Winner: Palme d'Or

2017 | Cannes Classics

Hawaii International Film Festival

1983 | Winner: Excellence in Cinematography Award

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