DIRECTOR: AKIRA KUROSAWA
COUNTRY: JAPAN 1952
CAST: Takishi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Saki
SUPER FEATURES: Wonderful Story....
This is one of Akira Kurosawa's earlier films. And it is a beaut. A real beaut.
An elder gentleman finds out that he is going to die soon, and begins his depression. After his affair with the drink, one day he comes face to face with one thing which saves him. He becomes a bit of a child again, and sees an old run down area, and decides that a park should
be built there for children.
And much to the chagrin of anyone who gets in his way, the old man succeeds in bypassing all the red tape, and gets the job done. One
good deed which made his life seem totally worthwhile. He was no longer empty.
Simplest of stories, simplest of shoots, and yet, as is customary of Kurosawa, the combination of the two makes for an extraordinary film
which few people get a chance to see, and which our local video store probably got by accident.
Worth seeing. Truly, a beautiful little film. Excellent acting. And the old man is addictive.......
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