Ikiru
Art House Collection
Country of Origin: Japan
Production year: 1952
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-043311
Running time: 2:23 (143 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 10, 2009
Collection type: Owned (#5971)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 31, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of a man’s death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe’s quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life.
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Genres
Drama
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Media Companies:
 • Janus Films
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Cast