Ikiru Trailer & Clips


Ikiru full movie is released on Mar 25, 1956. Watch Ikiru online - the Japanese Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $96,302. Ikiru is directed by Akira Kurosawa and created by Akira Kurosawa with Takashi Shimura and Shin'ichi Himori. Ikiru is available online on Prime Video and HBO Max.

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realises that his limited time left is not just for living life to the full but to leave something meaningful behind...

As know as:

Ikiru, To Live, A trăi, Živeti, Viver - Ikiru

Release Date:

Mar 25, 1956

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 06, 2004





Stream Service:

Cowboy Pictures, Brandon Films Inc.

Production Companies:

Toho Company

Gross worldwide:



One of the Great Films of Our Time!, Akira Kurosawa's Masterpiece, Kurosawa's masterpiece which created a sensation in the United States, A big story of a little man which will grip your soul..., This isn't it. It isn't here either. I want to do something. There is something I must do., What can a heart filled with despair grab on to?, Frivolous human beings who only contemplate the meaning of life when suddenly faced with death., The truths of a lifetime bring out the beauty in a person, and move the heart like a tender poem.


Keith Uhlich
(All (Parentheses))
Kurosawa’s masterpiece endures, still finding new ways to scare me and speak to me after all this time. —Guest post by Kenji Fujishima
by rottentomatoes, Jun 10, 2022
Dorothy Masters
New York Daily News
[Kurosawa] is implemented with satirical brilliance and fine human interest... Lassitude in bureaucracy and skullduggery in politics are here to stay, he concedes, and only does the soul of man transcend his frailties.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 22, 2021
James Berardinelli
A thoughtful, existential meditation about the meaning of life and what constitutes a life well-lived, Ikiru is almost guaranteed to prod the viewer to examine his or her own mortality and ponder how, in the end, the scales will tip.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 07, 2021

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