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Ikimono no Kiroku

Akira Kurosawa Japan , 1955

Francisco R.'s rating of the film I Live in Fear

Despite being a flop when it first came out, I often think this is one the most accomplished non-period dramas Kurosawa made in his career, because it avoids the cloying elements that plagued his previous and then some of his post-90's works, while at the same giving a more than justified portrait of one of the major threats lurking down Japan at the time.