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Ikiru

1956 Rated NR 2hr 23m

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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Movie Details

Awards
TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1960 BAFTA®
Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; author's and director's commentaries.

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

No

Closed captioned

No

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; additional featurettes.