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I LIVE IN FEAR [Ikimono no kiroku]

I LIVE IN FEAR [Ikimono no kiroku]

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I LIVE IN FEAR [Ikimono no kiroku]

  • Directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki
  • 1955 | 94mins | Japan | rated (PG)

"I Live in Fear" is an expressive, caustic, portrait of madness. Toshiro Mifune plays an aging industrialist driven to madness over fears of a nuclear attack. The most frightening aspect of Kurosawa's film is not the threat of nuclear annihilation, but the proliferation of man's inhumanity and greed, expressed by the family's zeal to commit their father and keep their inheritances intact.