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Uniform Title Ikiru (Motion picture)
Title Ikiru [videorecording] = To live!.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2004].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja IKI    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 221
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 221.
Note Originally released in Japan by Tohn Films in 1952 as a motion picture.
Special features include "A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For beautiful movies (2000); an 81-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Production Inc., featuring interviews with the director on the sets of his later films; a 41-minute documentary on Ikira from the series Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create, including interviews with Kurosawa, write Hideo Oguni, actor, Takashi Shimura and others.
Credits Director, Akira Kurosawa ; producer, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinoba Hashimoto.
Cast Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Kyoko Seki.
Summary Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a government clerk spends his last months in search of a meaning to life. After an uncomprehending pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-fulfillment by forcing through his former department the building of a children's playground in the slums, then dies quietly.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.
Genre/Form Melodrama.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Odagiri, Miki.
Seki, Kyōko, 1926-
Added Title To live
ISBN 0780026918
Standard No. 037429180525
Music No. IKI010 Criterion Collection

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