Rated NR 143 minutes 2003

Kanji Watanabe is a longtime bureaucrat in a city office who, along with the rest of the office, spends his entire working life doing nothing of significance. After discovering he is suffering from a terminal illness, Kanji becomes intensely self-absorbed until he finds a mission to build a playground for the children in an urban ghetto as a way of coming to peace with his life.

Film Credits

Director: Akira Kurasawa

Writer: Akira Kurosawa

Producer: Shojiro Motoki

Cast: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki, Makoto Kobori and Kumeko Urabe

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