Ikiru

Rated NR 143 minutes 1956

Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only to heartbreak. Finally, inspired by an unselfish co-worker, he turns his efforts to bringing happiness to others by building a playground in a dreary slum neighborhood. When the park is finally completed, he is able to face death with peaceful acceptance.

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Official Site: www.cowboypictures.com

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Producer: Sojiro Motoki

Cast: Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri and Kyoko Seki

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