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Ikiru = To live

Author: Sojiro MotokiAkira KurosawaShinobu HashimotoHideo OguniAsakazu NakaiAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Janus Films, ©2006.
Series: 50 years of Janus Films.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : JapaneseView all editions and formats
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Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sojiro Motoki; Akira Kurosawa; Shinobu Hashimoto; Hideo Oguni; Asakazu Nakai; Takashi Shimura; Nobuo Kaneko; Kyōko Seki; Makoto Kobori; Kumeko Urabe; Yoshie Minami; Miki Odagiri; Kamatari Fujiwara; Haruo Tanaka; Bokuzen Hidari; Shinʼichi Himori; Fumio Hayasaka; So Matsuyama; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Janus Films.
OCLC Number: 76953167
Language Note: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Credits from English subtitles and book which accompanies set.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952.
Released as part of the "Essential art house: 50 years of Janus Films."
Credits: Music by Fumio Hayasaka ; production design, Takashi Matsuyama.
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Nabuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki, Makoto Kobori, Kumeko Urabe, Yoshie Minami, Miki Odagiri, Kamatari Fujiwara, Minosuke Yamada, Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari, Shinichi Himori.
Description: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Series Title: 50 years of Janus Films.
Other Titles: To live
Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Toho Co., Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; cinematography by Asakazu Nakai ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled.

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