A bureaucrat tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
“Ikiru” is a Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa and released in 1952. The film tells the story of Kanji Watanabe, a bureaucrat in post-war Tokyo who realizes that he has wasted his life and decides to find meaning in his remaining days by doing something meaningful for his community.
The film is often regarded as one of Kurosawa’s greatest works and is known for its powerful themes of self-discovery, personal redemption, and the search for meaning in life. It has been praised for its strong character development, its masterful storytelling, and its exploration of the human condition.
“Ikiru” has had a significant impact on Japanese cinema and has influenced many other filmmakers around the world. It remains a classic of world cinema and a testament to Kurosawa’s artistic vision and storytelling ability.