Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben

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Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben

Akira KUROSAWAJapan – 1952

Kanji Watanabe has worked in faithful service at a municipal complaints office and looks forward to retirement when he learns that he suffers from stomach cancer and has only a few months to live. The news makes him realize how much he has wasted his life on bureaucracy and how little his own son cares for him. Kanji Watanabe finally wants to enjoy his life as well as he can. He dives into the nightlife, drinks, plays, dances and realizes that all this makes him no less lonely.

One day, Watanabe remembers some women from a poor neighborhood who had applied for a playground for their children. Now he wants to help realize the playground, and he fights against the resistance of that bureaucracy, which he himself has helped to shape throughout his life in order to give his life a meaning.

Original Title Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben
German Title Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben
French Title Vivre
Other Titles Vivere
Directed by Akira KUROSAWA
Country Japan
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto , Hideo Oguni
Film Editing Kôichi Iwashita
Soundtrack Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography Asakazu Nakai
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Décors Takashi Matsuyama
Production Sôjirô Motoki
Runtime 143 Min.
Language Japanisch, Englisch/d
Actors
Takashi Shimura Kanji Watanabe
Shin'ichi Himori Kimura
Minoru Chiaki Noguchi
Miki Odagiri Toyo Odagiri
Haruo Tanaka Sakai

«Ikiru, einer der bedeutendsten Filme Kurosawas, ist die Geschichte eines kleinen Bürokraten, der angesichts seines bevorstehenden Todes ‹endlich einmal richtig leben› will: Er gibt sich zuerst dem Vergnügen hin, dann sucht er Anschluss an die Jugend, schliesslich benutzt er seine Stellung dazu, einen giftigen Sumpf in einer Vorstadt trockenzulegen und auf dem Gelände einen Kinderspielplatz anlegen zu lassen.»
Ulrich Gregor

«Virtuos verschränken sich in Ikiru verschiedene Erzählebenen. Aus ihrem Muster spinnt Kurosawa die Interpretation eines Lebens und aller Leben im Angesicht des Todes. Grenzenlos verloren und doch ganz bei sich, singt der sterbende Watanabe auf der Schaukel am nächtlichen Spielplatz inmitten des fallenden Schnees das Lied von der Vergänglichkeit der Blumen. Kein Augenblick der Filmgeschichte, der mit der Ruhe und Trauer dieser Einstellung zu konkurrieren vermöchte.»
Harry Tomicek

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