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    Ikiru - 01/03/03

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    Ikiru

    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.

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    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

    Director
    Akira Kurosawa

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    "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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Oh...that's what they say?
    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.

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    I thought the song was called One Week
    Anyhoo, sounds like it could be a sweet movie, bit of a departure for the director.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Oh yeah, maybe it's "One Week"...You'd know, since BNL are Canucks

    I think you're right.

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