Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa moved
outside his usual stylistic preoccupations to make this poetic and emotionally powerful
work about a gravely ill, quiet and dignified civil servant who vows to find grace and
purpose in his final months, through the building of a public park. It's a thoughtful,
contemplative, lyrical work centered by Takashi Shimura's virtuoso performance. With Nobuo
Kaneko, Kyoko Seki and Miki Odagiri. Japanese with English subtitles.