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Kanji Watanabe is a longtime bureaucrat in a city office who, along with the rest of the office, spends his entire working life doing nothing... (imdb)

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Jun 26 djross djross
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What it shows about the state of Japanese culture and society so soon after the end of the war is interesting to observe, and some of the themes with which it is concerned had perhaps not been addressed cinematically prior to this. Nevertheless, although the film is certainly not without subtleties, these tend to be drowned out by the unsubtleties, so to speak.
Jun 26 jgreenwood jgreenwood
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Takashi Shimura's face displays emotions you were not even aware of.
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Apr 01 tjshawn
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Mar 31 alaindelon16
83T3
Mar 31 stanew stanew
87T7
Mar 31 redacted redacted
75T6
Well crafted dive into the final stages of existence & that question everyone faces at the end of the day, are there any regrets, or have you deluded yourself into thinking you lived a fulfilled life? Watanabe realizes he needs to make up for lost time & that pseudo-vampiring youth from a colleague is a reasonable thing to do. Superficial pleasures attempted & found lacking, he pushes a redeeming project through a public system that's just as congested as his colon, for 'all the babies of Japan'
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80T9
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86T10
From a western perspective it's easy to undervalue the profoundly indifferent cynicism & pessimism that underline this well crafted drama. Seemingly sentimental & overacted piece of obvious social critique reveals radical nuance & subtle ambiguity in context of "Japanese culture." The 1st part plays out like a dream of an individual rediscovering himself & life. The 2nd part is more formal & overtly satirical utilising the Rashomon method brilliantly. Possibly too long and does lack naturalism.
Sep 22, 2016 le_mami le mami
86T10
You can live with the idea of ikiru.
Sep 17, 2016 grenerd
100T6
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Jun 08, 2016 IeuanDP IeuanDP
86T9
The socratic element of the final third is reminiscent of 12 Angry Men, but the moralising within the dialogue feels much more contrived. The flashbacks to Watanabe's final weeks do compensate for this, and Takashi Shimura's performance is perfect, but I think Kurosawa works better when his social commentary is conveyed through dynamic choreography & drama (see High & Low). Ikiru's best scenes are focused on Watanabe's silent musings, desperation and pained expressions; when you escape into him.
Jun 05, 2016 vertu9090
80T7
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It may be oddly paced in places, sure the moral of it all may be a cultural thing. But damn, if this is not some powerful cinema.
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