- Woodcock, John
- Date of entry: Jan-13-2005
- Last revised: Aug-12-2009
Mr. Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a Tokyo City Hall bureaucrat near retirement, discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. Reflecting on his life, he finds that it has been empty, that he has not really lived. He devotes the time he has left to modestly exploring the possibilities of living. In a final effort to give his life meaning, he forces a reluctant bureaucracy to turn a badly drained neighborhood area into a park for children.
Japanese with English subtitles. Written by Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa.
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