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LIVING (IKIRU)

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 142m 38s

Release date 18/07/2008

Ratings Info Contains terminal illness theme, mild sex references and threat

Director(s) Akira Kurosawa

Cast includes Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyôko Seki, Makoto Kobori, Kumeko Urabe, Yoshie Minami, Miki Odagiri, Kamatari Fujiwara, Minosuke Yamada, Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari, Shinichi Himori, Minoru Chiaki, Nobuo Nakamura, Kusuo Abe, Masao Shimizu, Isao Kimura, Atsushi Watanabe, Yunosuke Ito, Yatsuko Tanami

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 08/07/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIVING (IKIRU) is a Japanese drama about a bureaucrat whose cancer diagnosis prompts him to complete important community work.

Theme

A man is diagnosed with terminal cancer and there are verbal descriptions to his symptoms.

Sex

After receiving his diagnosis, a man goes on a bar crawl with a novelist, sampling jazz bars, a strip club and some ‘pick up joints’. We see a bikini clad woman remove a see-through wrap and couples swaying together, slow dancing. In one scene a woman counts her money in their cab and a man complains that a 'geisha' at a party was quiet, although there is no explanation of what the term means.

Threat

A man is threatened by a gangster who mugs him.

Details

Title
LIVING (IKIRU)
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
BFI (UK Wide)
Classified date(s)
20/05/2008
Main language
Japanese
Submitted run time
142m 38s
Approved footage
12836+12
BBFC reference
CFF065218
Registration number
CFJ17172

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