Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an isolated, inward city office clerk who discovers he has stomach cancer and little time left on earth. With a compelling, radical narrative structure, Akira Kurosawa depicts Watanabe's last months and then how his final decisions have affected those left behind. This film is one of the Japanese master's darkest, yet most life-affirming works.
Kyoko Seki,Miki Odagiri,Makoto Kobori,Nobuo Kaneko,Takashi Shimura
A man who is dying of cancer decides to leave something of lasting importance. A finely done tear-jerker!