To Live
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General info
Original title: Ikiru (生きる)
Country: Japan
Year: 1952
Genre: Drama
IMDB Rating: 8.3 17762 votes
Plot: 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. He learns he is dying of cancer and wants to find some meaning in his life. He finds himself unable to talk with his family, and spends a night on the town with a novelist, but that leaves him unfulfilled. He next spends time with a young woman from his office, but finally decides he can make a difference through his job... After Watanabe's death, co-workers at his funeral discuss his behavior over the last several months and debate why he suddenly became assertive in his job to promote a city park, and resolve to be more like Watanabe.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Black and White
Running time: 127

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Filmmakers

Kurosawa, AkiraKUROSAWA Akira
director/writer
Hashimoto, ShinobuHASHIMOTO Shinobu
writer
OGUNI Hideo
writer
HAYASAKA Fumio
composer
Toho CompanyToho Company
studio
Persons

Cast

Shimura, TakashiSHIMURA Takashi
as Kanji Watanabe
HIMORI Shinichi
as Kimura
TANAKA Haruo
as Sakai
Chiaki, MinoruCHIAKI Minoru
as Noguchi
ODAGIRI Miki
as Toyo Odagiri, employee
Hidari, BokuzenHIDARI Bokuzen
as Ohara
YAMADA Minosuke
as Subordinate Clerk Saito
Fujiwara, KamatariFUJIWARA Kamatari
as Sub-Section Chief Ono
KOBORI Makoto
as Kiichi Watanabe, Kanji's Brother
KANEKO Nobuo
as Mitsuo Watanabe, Kanji's son
Nakamura, NobuoNAKAMURA Nobuo
as Deputy Mayor
Watanabe, AtsushiWATANABE Atsushi
as Patient
Kimura, IsaoKIMURA Isao
as Intern
SHIMIZU Masao
as Doctor
ITÔ Yûnosuke
as Novelist
URABE Kumeko
as Tatsu Watanabe, Kiichi's Wife
Sugai, KinSUGAI Kin
as Housewife
MIYOSHI Eiko
as Housewife
HONMA Fumiko
as Housewife
TANAMI Yatsuko
as Bar Hostess
MINAMI Yoshie
as The Maid
SEKI Kyôko
as Kazue Watanabe, Mitsuo's wife
ABE Kusuo
as City Assemblyman
NAGAI Tomoo
as Newspaperman (as Tomo Nagai)
Miyaguchi, SeijiMIYAGUCHI Seiji
as Yakuza Boss
Katô, DaisukeKATÔ Daisuke
as Yakuza
HAYASHI Miki
as Second Yakuza
MURAKAMI Fuyuki
as Newspaperman
AONO Hirayoshi
as Newspaperman
NATSUKI Junpei
as Hand-Washing Cancer Patient
OGAWA Toranosuke
as Park Section Chief
SERA Akira
as Worker in General Affairs
CHIBA Ichirô
as Policeman
TANI Akira
as Bar Owner
KAJIMA Yoko
as Worker in Sewage Section
TOYAMA Haruko
MIE
as Woman in Dance Hall
Sakai, SachioSAKAI Sachio
as Yakuza
ICHIMURA Toshiyuki
as Pianist
KURAMOTO Harue
as Dancer
SAYA Lasa
as Stripper



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