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Record of a Living Being (1955)

Cast: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, more...
Director: Akira Kurosawa
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Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 min.

Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Poor subtitles by LGough July 27, 2005 - 6:01 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This Kurosawa film seems like it would be really great, but it's so poorly subtitled (if you're watching it in English) it's pretty hard to follow along with it.

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(Average 6.82)
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Kurosawa & Mifune
There may have never been a more prolific and rewarding collaboration between star and director in cinema history.
Akira Kurosawa

Coming soon: Seven Samurai 3-Disc SE, remasters of Sanjuro and Yojimbo. Wish list: Criterion editions of Dodes'ka-den, The Idiot, I Live in Fear, and Scandal, and an anamorphic remaster of High and Low.

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