When a stoic government official (Takashi Shimura) in post-war Japan learns he has terminal cancer, he suddenly realizes he's squandered his life on meaningless red tape and has no close family or friendships to lean on, in this drama from director Akira Kurosawa. Resolving to use his remaining time wisely, he sets out to steer a children's playground project through the bureaucracy he knows so well.
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- Akira Kurosawa
- TIME® Magazine List
- All-TIME 100 Movies
- 1960 BAFTA®
- Best Actor nominee: Takashi Shimura
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
EnglishLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; author's and director's commentaries.
Full Screen 1.33:1Other features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; additional featurettes.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it