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Ikiru

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[[Performer~P98309~Akira Kurosawa~akirakurosawa]]'s Ikiru details the existential struggle of one ordinary man in his desperate search for purpose. Upon learning he has terminal stomach cancer, a low-level government bureaucrat ([[Performer~P65330~Takashi Shimura~takashishimura]]) leaves his job of thirty years without a word to find meaning in the year he has left to live. He is completely alone in the world -- his wife is dead, his son is practically estranged, and his co-workers (the people with whom...more

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