Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2011

Ikimono no kiroku -I live in fear (Kurosawa, 1955)

A man tries to save his family from the impending nuclear and wants to move them to Brazil against their will.

A nice tragedy with some philosophical undertones to it. Its really well acted by Tifune. The characters of the family are fleshed out very well. The dentist seems to have a rather strange roll in the whole story. In my opinion not perfect Kurosawa, but very very good.

Scenes to study are the moment where the old man collapses and family, mistresses and their children have to come to terms together. The showdown in front of the factory is also very intense in setup.

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