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


Akira Kurosawa (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (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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1 Ikiru
I've only recently been introduced to the work of the great Akira Kurosawa. Firstly, I watched The Seven Samurai and was blown away. Then I watched Ikiru. Ikiru, is a Japanese word that means 't...

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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.
Citizen Rules
The scene where Watanabe 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.
My only impression of this movie is that it's a drama, and I said my favorite part of Seven Samurai was the character interactions, so going all in in that department should be a no-brainer, right.