• Japan
  • 1993
  • 134 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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For his final film, Akira Kurosawa paid tribute to the immensely popular writer and educator Hyakken Uchida, here played by Tatsuo Matsumura. Madadayo is composed of distinct episodes based on Uchida’s writings that illustrate the affection and loyalty felt between Uchida and his students. Poignant and elegant, this is an unforgettable farewell from one of the greatest artists the cinema has ever known.

Cast

Professor Hyakken UchidaTatsuo Matsumura
Professor's wifeKyoko Kagawa
TakayamaHisashi Igawa
AmakiGeorge Tokoro
KiriyamaMasayuki Yui
SawamuraAkira Terao

Credits

DirectorAkira Kurosawa
ProducerGohei Kogure, Hisao Kurosawa and Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Executive producersYuzo Irie and Yo Yamamoto
ScreenplayAkira Kurosawa
Based on the book byUchida Hyakken
CinematographyTakao Saito and Masaharu Ueda
Production designYoshiro Muraki
MusicShinichiro Ikebe

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