Release Info - Ikiru (1952)
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Ikiru (1952)

Genres: Drama

Taglines: One of the Great Films of Our Time!

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Stars: Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, ...

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realises that his limited time left is not just for living life to the full but to leave something meaningful behind...

Release Dates:

Japan 09 Oct 1952
West Germany (Berlin International Film Festival)
West Germany 22 Jun 1954
USA 25 Mar 1956
Finland 18 Mar 1960
Sweden 12 Sep 1966
Spain 14 Feb 1972 (Barcelona)
Greece 16 Nov 1998 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
Denmark 13 Oct 2000 (re-release)
Turkey 28 Feb 2009 (Izmir Japon Filmleri Festivali)
Iceland 27 Sep 2011 (Reykjavik International Film Festival)
France 31 Aug 1966
Japan 27 Feb 2016 (Nihon Meisaku Eigasai)
Japan (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Japan (Tokyo International Film Festival)
France 25 Jan 2017 (re-release)

Also Known As:

(original title) Ikiru
Argentina Vivir
Brazil Viver
Canada (French title) Vivre
Denmark At leve
Denmark Ikiru - At leve
Spain Vivir
Finland Ikiru - Tuomittu
France Vivre
France Vivre enfin un seul jour
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) O katadikasmenos
Hungary Élni
Italy Vivere
Mexico Ikiru - Vivir
Poland Pietno smierci
Serbia Živeti
Sweden Att leva
Turkey (Turkish title) Yasamak
West Germany Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben
West Germany Leben!
World-wide (English title) Living
World-wide (English title) To Live
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Да се живее
Soviet Union (Russian title) Жить
West Germany Ikiru - Einmal wirklich leben
Australia Ikiru
Canada (English title) Ikiru
Germany Ikiru - Einmal wirklich leben
UK Ikiru
Greece Ο καταδικασμένος
New Zealand (English title) Ikiru
Ukraine Жити
USA Ikiru
World-wide (alternative title) To Live
Canada (French title) (dubbed version) Vivre
Slovenia Živeti
World-wide (English title) (poster title) Doomed
World-wide (Spanish title) (poster title) El Predestinado
World-wide (English title) (informal English title) Living
Yugoslavia (Serbian title) Živeti
Yugoslavia (Slovenian title) Živeti