Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.Written by
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You see, I obtained a Court Order forbidding disposal of our assets. Until the case is decided, we can't spend a yen. Yet you did this. And what you did was illegal. Your objection will be overruled.
But Father brought back the money.
Don't accept it.
[Sue throws a paper at Jiro. Jiro throws the paper back. Kiichi gets up and beats Jiro]
Wait! Wait, Father!
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Story of patriarch, thought mad by family, who wants to re-locate to South America for fear of nuclear attack.
I Live in Fear is yet another masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of an aging patriarch who is terrified nuclear attack will destroy his family and the business he has worked to build up his entire life. His children do not wish to leave the comfortable life in Japan which his labours have provided. They believe he is mad and take him to family court for mediation. It becomes the difficult duty of a mediator to decide whether his fears are rational or not. The shadow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are palpable in the feverish eyes of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune as the father. A thought-provoking time capsule of post-war Japan, the combination of Kurosawa and Mifune should never be missed.
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