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Release Date: October 09, 1952

Year    :   1952
Slogan    :   «A big story of a little man which will grip your soul ...»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   TOHO
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Sōjirō Motoki
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
RunTime    :   143 mins.
Revenue    :   55240

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.

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