Release Date: December 19th, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004
Not Yet Rated|2 hr 23 min
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.
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Kyôko Seki
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Production Co: Toho Company Ltd.
Distributors: Cowboy Pictures, Brandon Films Inc.