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Ikiru
Directed by:
Akira Kurosawa

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, "Ikiru" (also known as "Leben!", "Doomed", "Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben") is a Drama film, released in the USA on March 25 of 1956 . Takashi Shimura and Shinichi Himori are starring, alongside Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri and Bokuzen Hidari.

Who is the director of "Ikiru":

Ikiru was directed by Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese writer, director, and producer.

Before directing Ikiru, Akira Kurosawa had directed Rashômon, released in 1950, Yoidore tenshi (1948), Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945). Since, he directed Seven Samurai, released in 1954, Shichinin no samurai (1954), Ikimono no kiroku (1955), Kumonosu jô (1957), Donzoko (1957), and Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960).

When was "Ikiru" released:

Ikiru was initally released in the United States on Sunday, March 25, 1956. Also released on this day were Indestructible Man (dir. Jack Pollexfen) and World Without End (dir. Edward Bernds). This was sixty-three (63) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, June 22, 1954 in Germany and on Thursday, October 09, 1952 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Ikiru":

At the casting of Ikiru we find Takashi Shimura, previously seen in Rashômon (1950) and Yoidore tenshi (1948); Shinichi Himori (); Haruo Tanaka (Hawai mare oki kaisen (1942)) [ more... ]

  • Fumiko Honma and Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Bokuzen Hidari, Kamatari Fujiwara, Nobuo Nakamura, Atsushi Watanabe, Masao Shimizu, Eiko Miyoshi also appeared in Ikimono no kiroku, released in 1955.
  • Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Nobuo Nakamura, Isao Kimura, Masao Shimizu, Yûnosuke Itô and Kin Sugai also appeared in Tengoku to jigoku, released in 1963.
  • Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Bokuzen Hidari, Kamatari Fujiwara, Atsushi Watanabe, Isao Kimura and Fumiko Honma can be seen in Shichinin no samurai, released in 1954.
  • Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Bokuzen Hidari, Kamatari Fujiwara, Atsushi Watanabe, Isao Kimura and Fumiko Honma can all be seen in Seven Samurai, released in 1954.
  • Eiko Miyoshi and Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Bokuzen Hidari, Kamatari Fujiwara, Atsushi Watanabe can also be seen in Donzoko, released in 1957.
  • Takashi Shimura, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Minosuke Yamada and Fumiko Honma also appeared in Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima, released in 1956.
  • Eiko Miyoshi and Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Nobuo Nakamura, Isao Kimura can be seen in Kumonosu jô, released in 1957.
  • Kin Sugai and Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Nobuo Nakamura also appeared together in Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru, released in 1960.
  • Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Atsushi Watanabe and Fumiko Honma also appeared in Yojimbo, released in 1961.
  • Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Minosuke Yamada and Masao Shimizu also appeared together in Godzilla Raids Again, released in 1955.
  • Masao Shimizu and Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Minosuke Yamada also appeared together in Gojira no gyakushû, released in 1955.
  • Minosuke Yamada and Takashi Shimura, Bokuzen Hidari have all also be seen in Nippon tanjo, released in 1959.
  • Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari and Nobuo Nakamura also appeared in Muhomatsu no issho, released in 1958.
  • Fumiko Honma and Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki have all also be seen in Rashômon, released in 1950.
  • Eiko Miyoshi and Haruo Tanaka, Kumeko Urabe also worked together in Entotsu no mieru basho, released in 1953.

What is the Storyline of "Ikiru":

Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for thirty years. His wife is dead and his son and daughter-in-law, who live with him, seem to care mainly about Watanabe's pension and their future inheritance.

After learning he has stomach cancer and less than a year to live, Watanabe attempts to come to terms with his impending death. He plans to tell his son about the cancer, but decides against it when his son does not pay attention [...]

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