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Films Directed By Shohei Imamura Unknown Author 426

Films Directed By Shohei Imamura

Unknown Author 426

Published 2010
ISBN : 9781155191799
58 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: The Ballad of Narayama, Black Rain, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge, My Second Brother, Vengeance Is Mine, the Insect Woman, the Eel, Eijanaika, Zegen, the Pornographers, Pigs and Battleships, the ProfoundMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: The Ballad of Narayama, Black Rain, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge, My Second Brother, Vengeance Is Mine, the Insect Woman, the Eel, Eijanaika, Zegen, the Pornographers, Pigs and Battleships, the Profound Desire of the Gods, History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess, Dr. Akagi, Unholy Desire, a Man Vanishes, Karayuki-San, the Making of a Prostitute, Stolen Desire, Nishi Ginza Station, Endless Desire. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 56. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Ballad of Narayama Narayama Bushiko ) is a 1983 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura. It stars Sumiko Sakamoto as Orin, Ken Ogata, and Shoichi Ozawa. It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name. Both films are based on the book Men of Tohoku by Shichiro Fukazawa. The film is set in a small rural village in Japan in the 19th century. According to tradition, once a person reaches the age of 70 he or she must travel to a remote mountain to die of starvation, a practice known as Obasuteyama. The story concerns Orin, who is 69 and of sound health, but notes that a neighbor had to drag his father to the mountain, so she resolves to avoid clinging to life beyond her term. She spends a year arranging all the affairs of her family and village: she severely punishes a family who are hoarding food, and helps her younger son lose his virginity. The film has some harsh scenes that show how brutal the conditions could be for the villagers. Interspersed between episodes in the film are brief vignettes of nature birds, snakes, and other animals hunting, watching, singing, copulating or giving birth. ...http: //booksllc.net/?id=5472438