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Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1952

C҉ă҉t҉ă҉l҉i҉n҉'s rating of the film Ikiru

Takashi Shimura as Mr Watanabe must be one of the worst casting decisions ever. For 90% of the screentime he looks like Mathieu Amalric tripping on hard drugs. It's difficult to focus on his final days of life when he clearly suffers from a severe form of autism. PPL DON'T STARE AT EACH OTHER LIKE THAT. There's even this particular scene where he enters a strip club and starts barking at women like an orangutan. Why?