Dir. Akira Kurosawa (1952).
One of the major postwar Japanese films, elegiac, but also quirkishly funny, this is the intensely moving drama of an aging widower, a petty governent official who discovers he has cancer. Takashi Shimura is superb in the central role—through his performance in this picture he measures up with the top film actors anywhere.

Wed., Jan. 20, 1, 3:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., 2010

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