Dr. Akagi

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Dr. Akagi
Dr Akagi 1998.jpg
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Produced by Hiso Ino
Koji Matsuda
Written by

Ango Sakaguchi (novel Doctor Liver)

Shohei Imamura
Daisuke Tengan
Starring Akira Emoto
Kumiko Aso
Juro Kara
Masanori Sera
Jacques Gamblin
Keiko Matsuzaka
Misa Shimizu
Yukiya Kitamura
Masato Yamada
Tomorowo Taguchi
Masatô Ibu
Music by Yosuke Yamashita
Cinematography Shigeru Komatsubara
Edited by Hajime Okayasu
Distributed by Imamura Productions, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. Ltd., Toei Co. Ltd., Tohokashinsha Film Company Ltd., Kino International (USA)
Release date(s) October 17, 1998 (Japan); January 15, 1999 (USA)
Running time 129 min. (Japan)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Dr. Akagi, known in Japan as Kanzō-sensei (カンゾー先生?, literally "Dr. Liver"), is a 1998 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.

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The film concerns Dr. Akagi, a doctor on an island in the Seto Inland Sea area during World War II. He runs into conflict with the military while trying to combat a hepatitis epidemic. Akagi earns the nickname "Dr. Liver" (カンゾー先生 Kanzō-sensei) because of his work.

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