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Title Ikiru = To live
Published [U.S.] : Madman, [2004?]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Kur/Iki  AVAILABLE
Description 1 DVD (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 pages)
Summary Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning of 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 quiety fulfilled
Notes Special features: Audio commentary by Stephen Price, author of The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; "A message from Akira Kurosawa: for beautiful movies" (2000, 41 min.); documentary on Ikiru from the series "Akira Kurosawa, it is wonderful to create"; original theatrical trailer
Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1952
Credits Produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; music, Fumio Hayasaka ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson
Performer Cast: Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki
Notes DVD
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
Subject Terminally ill -- Drama.
Cancer -- Patients -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- Japanese
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Motoki, Sōjirō.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Kaneko, Nobuo, 1923-1995.
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-2018.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955.
Odagiri, Miki.
Seki, Kyōko, 1926-
Other Titles To live