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Confronted with his own mortality, a minor bureaucrat (The Seven Samurai's Takashi Shimura) searches for meaning in his life. A beautifully crafted, poignant tale of redemption, Ikiru achieves greatness through Shimura's nuanced performance.

Starring Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki, Makoto Kobori, Kumeko Urabe

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Running Time - 2:23
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - January 1st, 1952 (68 years ago)

Akira Kurosawa often cited this as his personal favorite of all his films.

In Japanese, with English subtitles.

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