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Ikiru

Cast

Takashi Shimura, Haruo Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko, Bokuzen Hidari View All


Crew

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Hideo Oguni (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 9th, 1952
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.
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The Gunslinger45
A film that tries to tell the viewer to live life while you can, which is a message I am sure will get even stronger the closer I get to the grave.
Takoma11
the final 50 minutes of the film take place after Watanabe has passed away, and other characters are left to interpret and dissect his behaviors after the fac.
Citizen Rules
The scene where Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) goes to the doctor and another patient literally tells him that he's doomed was maybe one of the most powerful scenes I've seen on film.
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