Dir. Akira Kurosawa (1952).
Kurosawa followed his adaptation of The Idiot with a gloss on Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilych focusing on a Tokyo bureaucrat. It’s a humanist classic that—pace Frank Capra and social realism—is at once too collectivist and too individualist to have been made in either Hollywood or the Soviet Union.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 27, 2011