Ikiru = To live

Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled.

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Corporate Authors: Tåohåo Kabushiki Kaisha., Janus Films., Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Authors: Motoki, Sojiro. (Producer), Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998. (Screenwriter, Director), Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-2018. (Screenwriter), Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996. (Screenwriter), Nakai, Asakazu, 1901-1988. (Cinematographer), Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982. (Actor), Kaneko, Nobuo, 1923- (Actor), Seki, Kyåoko, 1926- (Actor), Kobori, Makoto. (Actor), Urabe, Kumeko, 1902-1989. (Actor), Odagiri, Miki. (Actor), Fujiwara, Kamatari, 1905-1985. (Actor), Hidari, Bokuzen, 1894-1971. (Actor), Himori, Shin®ichi, 1907-1959. (Actor)
Format: Video DVD
Language:Japanese
English
Published: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009, 1952.
Series:Criterion Collection.
25 films by Akira Kurosawa.
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Summary:Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled.
Item Description:Credits from English subtitles and book which accompanies set.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952.
Issued as part of the box set AK100 : 25 films by Akira Kurosawa with book included (96 p. : ill. ; 19 x 31 cm.).
Physical Description:1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Production Credits:Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motogi ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; cinematography by Asakazu Nakai ; directed by Akira Kurosawa. ; Music by Fumio Hayasaka ; production design, Takashi Matsuyama.
ISBN:9781604652260 (set)
1604652268 (set)
Access:For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.