Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ikiru (1952)

A drama by Akira Kurosawa.
A very boring man finds out that he has stomach cancer and tries to enjoy the time that he has left until he remembers an issue that wasn't handled correctly. He spends the last days of his life correcting this mistake. After he dies, his co-workers try to figure out why he did what he did.
Akira Kurosawa's samurai stuff is always good, so I was wondering how he would handle a film set in modern times. It turns out that he's just that good. The main character is well developed and the plot is great. I like how the govenmental systems are portrayed so accurately. I'm rating it good because the only thing that would make it better is if it was a samurai flick. I'm joking.

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