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Ikiru [DVD] [2-Disc Special Edition]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A powerful, thought-provoking drama about a petty bureaucrat who discovers that he is dying of cancer. Coming to the realization that his life has been a meaningless quest for following petty company rules, he tries to create one thing of lasting worth.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IKI010

  • Credits
    Takashi Shimura
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Kurosawa opens his story with a deliberate, low-key pacing, although at the end there is rage against the dying of the light..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Kurosawa never lets us forget that Watanabe's courage is as great as that of any warrior....A tale of heroism..."
    Sight and Sound

    "[An] extraordinary urban epic with an unusual two-part story construction that turns out to be the right narrative choice."
    USA Today

    "[With] storytelling brio, sharp observation, and incredible emotional power..."

    "Takashi Shimura delivers a fine, understated performance..."

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his moving melodrama continued Kurosawa's revolt against narrative linearity....This is a masterpiece of humanist cinema..."

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