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I Live in Fear

Rated NR 113 minutes 1967

A 1955 feature by Akira Kurosawa and one of his most underrated, starring Toshiro Mifune as an aging patriarch who, frightened by the prospect of a nuclear war, decides to sell his family business and move to a farm in Brazil. Along with Kurosawa's sublime Rhapsody in August, which also deals with the atomic bomb, this was probably the most poorly received work of his entire career, but I persist in finding it among the most memorable: eerie, troubling, and haunting. In Japanese with subtitles.

Film Credits

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni

Producer: Sojiro Motoki

Cast: ToshirĂ´ Mifune, Eiko Miyoshi, Togo Haruko, Masao Shimizu, Yutaka Sada, Noriko Senooku, Minoru Chiaki, Kyoko Aoyama, Akemi Negishi, Kichijiro Ueda, Yoichi Tachikawa, Takashi Shimura, Ken Mitsuda, Toranuosuke Ogawa, Eijiro Tono, Kamatari Fujiwara and Nobuo Nakamura

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