Ikiru - 01/03/03
Synopsis: 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 of significance. After discovering he is suffering from a terminal illness, Kanji becomes intensly self-absorbed until he finds a mission to build a playground for the children in an urban ghetto as a way of coming to peace with his life.
Genre(s): Drama Rating: Not available Runtime: 143 mins.
Theatrical Release: 01/03/2003
Cast & Role
Nobuo Kaneko Mitsuo Watanabe--Kanji's Son
Kyoko Seki Kazue Watanabe--Mitsuo's Wife
Makoto Kobori Kiichi Watanabe--Kanji's Elder Brother
Kumeko Urabe Tatsu Watanabe--Kiichi's Wife
Yoshie Minami-- Maid
Miki Odagiri Toyo Odagiri--Girl in Watanabe's Office
Kamatari Fujiwara Ono--Sub-Section Chief
"Like Kurosawa I make mad films. Okay, I don't make films, but if I did, they'd have a samurai." Oh, that's "Two Weeks", right?
Anyway, I've never seen a Kurosawa film, and probably never will. And this one doesn't even have samurais in it.
I've never even heard of this director. Not likely that I will watch this film. I think it said it had a limited release, too. Doubt that it will be playing on the major theatres.
Kurosawa makes martial arts movies, and is a cult phenom.
You've heard that song "Two Weeks" by Barenaked Ladies? That's where that quote I had comes from. It's the one where they talk so fast you can't understand 'em.
Oh...that's what they say? :laugh
I watch a lot of martial arts movies but I can't tell you who the directors were. I just watch them and move on. :laugh
I thought the song was called One Week :shrug
Anyhoo, sounds like it could be a sweet movie, bit of a departure for the director.
Oh yeah, maybe it's "One Week"...You'd know, since BNL are Canucks :)
I think you're right.
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