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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Bibliographic Details
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
Published: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009, 1952.
Series:Criterion Collection.
25 films by Akira Kurosawa.
Table of Contents:
  • Credits
  • The main character
  • Runaround
  • An unusual absence
  • Amateur prognosis
  • Professional prognosis
  • Home
  • Memories
  • Wherabouts unknown
  • A sympathetic ear
  • Night on the town
  • Thirty years for what?
  • An afternoon together
  • Unwrapping the mummy
  • Father and son confrontation
  • One last date with Toyo
  • A new purpose
  • Questioning Watanabe's death
  • A matter of credit
  • Respects paid
  • Making sense of Watanabe
  • The policeman's story
  • Business as usual
  • Watanabe's legacy
  • Color bars.