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Title:
Ikiru = To live
Added Title:
Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies
Series Number:
221.
Summary:
A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children.
Audience:
[Not rated]
General Note:
Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1952.

Partly inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

Full screen (1.37:1).

Special features: Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000), a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with the director; Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others; Trailer; New English subtitle translation. An essay "Ikiru Many Autumns Later" by film critic Pico Iyer and a reprint "To Live" from critic Donald Richie's 1965 book The Films of Akira Kurosawa.
Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (143 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Publisher:
Criterion Collection,
Publication Date:
2015

1952
ISBN:
9781681430713
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2015]
Call Number:
DVD IKIRU
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