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Ikimono no Kiroku

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1955

AKFilmFan's rating of the film I Live in Fear

A slow burn at first, this final post-war Kurosawa film is as much Mifune's film as it is the director's. Mifune is outstanding w/ his physical performance that sells the age & anxiety of a man trying to look out for his family but struggling against his selfish desires. You're sympathetic & upset, but that's Kurosawa's balance of both sides in a country recovering from war. A great film to see w/ Take Shelter.