|4981||IKIRU* (TO LIVE)||IKIRU* (TO LIVE)||1952||b & w||140 min||vhs|| (Directed by Akira Kurosawa; with Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Kyoko Seki) Ikiru tells the powerful story of a dying man's triumph. Told he has only a short time to live, a bureaucrat at first reacts with a drunken spree, only to realize that only through unselfishness can he redeem his otherwise wasted life. With ferocious determination he cuts all red tape to transform a swamp into a children's park.
(In Japanese with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)