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Ikiru (To Live)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 3, 2003
Running time:143 minutes
Cast:Takashi Shimura, Shinichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri
Director:Akira Kurasawa
Producer:Shojiro Motoki
Writer:Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa
Distributor:Cowboy Pictures

Description: 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.

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