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Ikiru (1952)

Takashi Shimura as "Kanji Watanabe (Chief of Citizen's Section)"

Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only to heartbreak. Finally, inspired by an unselfish co-worker, he turns his efforts to bringing happiness to others by building a playground in a dreary slum neighborhood. When the park is finally completed, he is able to face death with peaceful acceptance.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959) Nominated Foreign Actor

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