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Dates with showtimes for Ikiru
  • Sat, Jul 27

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Director: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 143 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1952 Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Starring: Bokuzen Hidari, Haruo Tanaka, Miki Odagiri, Nobuo Kaneko, Takashi Shimura

Screenwriters: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Producer: Sōjirō Motoki

Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru stands as one of his greatest achievements, showcasing the director’s profound compassion as he explores life through the lens of death. Takashi Shimura delivers a poignant portrayal of Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat confronting stomach cancer and searching for meaning in his remaining days. Structured innovatively in two parts and filmed with a clear, humanistic vision, Ikiru offers a profound and multifaceted meditation on the essence of living.


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