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Ikiru 1952

When a stoic government official (Takashi Shimura, with a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Actor) in post-war Japan learns he has terminal cancer, he realizes he has squandered his life on meaningless red tape and has no close family or friendships to lean on. He resolves to use his remaining time to usher an insignificant but popular civic project, a children's playground, through the bureaucracy he knows so well. The acclaimed Akira Kurosawa directs.

Running Time:140 minutes
Directed By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
Written By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
No image existsHideo Oguni
No image existsShinobu Hashimoto
No image existsTakashi Shimura
No image existsHaruo Tanaka
No image existsMinoru Chiaki
No image existsBokuzen Hidari
No image existsKamatari Fujiwara
No image existsNobuo Kaneko
No image existsNobuo Nakamura
No image existsAtsushi Watanabe
No image existsIsao Kimura
No image existsMasao Shimizu
No image existsYŻnosuke ItŰ
No image existsShinichi Himori
No image existsMiki Odagiri
No image existsMinosuke Yamada
No image existsMakoto Kobori

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Ikiru Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/1/2009)

The opening of this film was just what everyone would think of bureaucracies that we deal with every day. The people wanted a park and they just got shuffled from one office to another. No one wanted to do anything that they could later be criticized for.

Wantanabe (Takashi Shimura) was no different. He spent 30 years in...

(complete Ikiru review by Movie Addict)

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