Tattered Cover Classic: Ikiru

Tattered Cover Classic: Ikiru

Japan, 1952, 143 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese

Plays Sunday, April 6th at 2pm
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz
Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
Tickets are now $1.00 and available for purchase.


A colorless clerk in the parks department learns that he has a terminal illness, and suddenly he breaks out of his lethargy and does something both kind and helpful. At his funeral, his co-workers try to figure out why he would have done something so silly and out of character (for all of them) – and they are perhaps changed. Kurosawa’s American reputation rests on his epics, but his social dramas like this one are soulful and brilliant.


DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa
US Distributor: Criterion

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