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Ikiru

Ikiru(1952)

Also Known As: Doomed | Living | To Live | Vivre |

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Brief Synopsis

A dying man devotes his last months to building a children's playground.

Cast & Crew

Akira Kurosawa Director
Takashi Shimura Kanji Watanabe--Chief (Citizens' Section)
Nobuo Kaneko Mitsuo Watanabe--Kanji'S Son
Kyoko Seki Kazue Watanabe--Mitsuo'S Wife
Makoto Kobori Kiichi Watanabe--Kanji'S Elder Brother
Kumeko Urabe Tatsu Watanabe--Kiichi'S Wife
Miki Odagiri Toyo Odagiri--Girl In Watanabe'S Office
Kamatari Fujiwara Ono--Sub-Section Chief
Minosuke Yamada Saito--Subordinate Clerk
Haruo Tanaka Sakai--Assistant
Bokuzen Hidari Ohara--Assistant
Shinichi Himori Kimura--Assistant
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1952 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Cowboy Pictures, Cowboy Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Toho Company Ltd. .....Production Company, Cowboy Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Japan (JP)
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  • Ikiru

    Goetan 2013-12-29

    A powerful, emotional film from Kurosawa. A minor bureaucrat dying of stomach cancer looks back and is looked upon by others on his life as he builds a... MORE>

  • Ikiru

    John 2013-08-03

    Overall- 4 out of 5Lead Performers-4/5Supporting Cast-4/5Director-5/5Screenplay-4/5Cinematography-5/5Importance-4/5Recommendation for fans of the genre-4/5 MORE>

  • A Master Filmmaker

    Henry Hoffman 2010-03-10

    The four undisputed masters of the art form are Welles, Kubrick, Hitchcock & the great Kurosawa, all of whom never won a competitive Oscar. IKIRU blew... MORE>