In this film, considered by some critics to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest and most compassionate achievement, Takashi Shimura (Seven Samurai) portrays Kenji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Special features in this 2-dvd set include Audio Commentary by author Stephen Prince; 45-minute documentary about the making of Ikiru from the Toho Masterworks series; the 90-minute documentary Message from Akira Kurosawa, and the trailer.
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!