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I Live in Fear ( Ikimono no kiroku ) (1955) Movie Information

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Akira Kurosawa


Toshir˘ Mifune
Takashi Shimura
Minoru Chiaki
Eiko Miyoshi
Ky˘ko Aoyama
Haruko Togo





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A Japanese industrialist is so obsessed by fear of a nuclear attack that he plots to give up everything he has built and relocate his family to Brazil. A study of postwar upheaval in Japan - cultural, generational, ideological.

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I Live in Fear review

How would you react if there was a nuclear threat? This movie show possibilities of the adverse effects. The story revlves around Kiichi Nakajima (Toshirō Mifune) and Dr. Harada (Takashi Shimura) andthe H-bomb. Lacks the certain fear element to the H-bomb predictions and needed much character development for the two leads. Soundtrack was applicabl eto the film's mood and direction was solid. Loaded with dialogue zingers like: "Life's full of disputes and bashing each other's heads solves nothing." "Don't ypu realize life is the most precious thing?" "Of course life is precious, but everybody has to die sooner or later." "You can be so selfish." and "It's a lviing hell." I Live in Fear however lacks that certain spark to make it truly a touching drama especially coming from the...

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