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Ikiru [1952 film]

by Akira Kurosawa (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenwriter), Hideo Oguni (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Minoru Chiaki (Actor), Kamatari Fujiwara (Actor), Fumio Hayasaka (Composer), Bokuzen Hidari (Actor), Shinichi Himori (Actor)10 more, Noriko Honma (Actor), Yūnosuke Itō (Actor), Nobuo Kaneko (Actor), Sōjirō Motoki (Producer), Asakazu Nakai (Cinematographer), Nobuo Nakamura (Actor), Takashi Shimura (Actor), Haruo Tanaka (Actor), Leo Tolstoy (Original novel), Atsushi Watanabe (Actor)

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A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children.

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The song "Gondola no Uta," sung by the protagonist Watanabe, sounds like a passage out of the book of Ecclesiastes and may be translated as follows:

Life is brief.
Fall in love, maidens,
before the crimson bloom
fades from your lips,
before the tides of passion
cool within you...
For there are those of you
who will know no tomorrow.

Life is brief.
Fall in love, maidens,
before his hands
take up his boat,
before the flush of his cheeks fades...
For there are those of you
who will never return here.

Life is brief.
Fall in love, maidens,
before the boat drifts away
on the waves,
before the hand resting on your shoulder
becomes frail...
For there are those who will never
be seen here again.

Life is brief.
Fall in love, maidens,
before your raven tresses
begin to fade,
before the flame in your hearts
flickers and dies...
For today, once passed,
is never to come again. ( )
  sagocreno | Aug 10, 2019 |
A man wants to learn to live when he finds out he’s dying.

Well made and depressing. It's a cliche, but every cliche needs at least one great movie for the others to copy.

Concept: B
Story: B
Characters: A
Dialog: C
Pacing: D
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: A

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 10, 2016 |
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Kurosawa, AkiraDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hashimoto, ShinobuScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Oguni, HideoScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chiaki, MinoruActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fujiwara, KamatariActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayasaka, FumioComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hidari, BokuzenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Himori, ShinichiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Honma, NorikoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Itō, YūnosukeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaneko, NobuoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Motoki, SōjirōProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nakai, AsakazuCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nakamura, NobuoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shimura, TakashiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tanaka, HaruoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tolstoy, LeoOriginal novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watanabe, AtsushiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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