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Ikiru (9-Oct-1952)

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto; Akira Kurosawa; Hideo Oguni

Keywords: Drama, Terminal Illness

A Japanese city clerk finds himself diagnosed with stomach cancer and only 6 months to live; with his remaining time Watanabe tries to transcend 30 years of meaningless paper shuffling by manipulating the wheels of bureaucracy to build a small park for children. An outlier among his films, certainly one of Kurosawa's most personal creations.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Takashi Shimura
12-Mar-1905 11-Feb-1982 The Seven Samurai


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