SYNOPSIS

One of the greatest actors of Japanese cinema, Takashi Shimura, plays Kanji Watanabe, a middle-aged civil servant who has slavishly devoted himself to his job for thirty years, only to find that he now has inoperable stomach cancer. With limited time left, and the feeling that he has never truly lived at all, Watanabe embarks on a quest to make the most of his remaining days. After bouts of self-pity, a spell of hedonism and a doomed attempt at a platonic relationship, he commits himself doggedly to the task of converting a city dump into a children’s playground. Tough-minded and unsentimental throughout, this is one of Kurosawa’s finest films and also offers a vivid and satirical portrait of post-war Tokyo.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

January 01, 1958

DIRECTOR

Akira Kurosawa

WRITER

Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa

GENRE

Drama

CERT

PG

RUNTIME

143 minutes

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