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IKIRU

IKIRU

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IKIRU

  • Directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Starring Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
  • 1952 | 143mins | Japan | rated (PG)

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.