Will to Live (1999)

It is based on the story of The Ballad of Narayama updated to the present day, with the substitution of putting a parent into an old people's home for the abandonment of the original. The film won the Golden St. George and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.

Directing:
  • Kaneto Shindō

Writing:
  • Kaneto Shindō

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-01-15
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  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 119

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Rentarô Mikuni
Rentarô Mikun...
Yasukichi
Akira Emoto
Akira Emoto
Doctor
Hideko Yoshida
Hideko Yoshid...
Old woman at village
Shinobu Ōtake
Shinobu Ōtake
Tokuko
Eimei Esumi
Eimei Esumi
Villager
Hideo Kanze
Hideo Kanze
Director of a hospital
Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
Yoshiko Miyazaki
Yoshiko Miyaz...
Tomoko
Masahiko Tsugawa
Masahiko Tsug...
Village chief
Naoko Ôtani
Naoko Ôtani
Yasukichi's lover
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