I Live in Fear
|I Live in Fear|
|Directed by||Akira Kurosawa|
|Produced by||Sojiro Motoki|
|Written by||Akira Kurosawa
|Music by||Masaru Sato
|Distributed by||Toho Company Ltd.|
|Release dates||November 22, 1955|
|Running time||103 minutes|
I Live In Fear (生きものの記録 Ikimono no kiroku , aka Record of a Living Being or What the Birds Knew) is a 1955 Japanese film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It was co-written by Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, and Hideo Oguni.
- Kiichi Nakajima -- Toshirō Mifune
- Dr. Harada -- Takashi Shimura
- Jiro Nakajima—Minoru Chiaki
- Toyo Nakajima—Eiko Miyoshi
- Sue Nakajima—Kyoko Aoyama
- Yoki Nakajima—Haruko Togo
- Kimie Nakajima -- Noriko Sengoku
Kiichi Nakajima (Toshirō Mifune), an elderly foundry owner convinced that Japan will be affected by an imminent nuclear war, resolves to move his family to safety in Brazil. His family decides to have him ruled incompetent and Dr. Harada (Takashi Shimura), a Domestic Court counselor, attempts to arbitrate.
This was the last film that composer Fumio Hayasaka worked on before dying of tuberculosis in 1955. He had been Kurosawa's close friend since 1948 and had collaborated with him on several films.
- "Festival de Cannes: I Live in Fear". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- Kaplan, Fred (2008-01-29). "I Live in Fear: What Kurosawa's forgotten film about the bomb captures about post-9/11 America". Slate.
- I Live in Fear at Rotten Tomatoes
- I Live in Fear at the Internet Movie Database
- I Live in Fear (Japanese) at the Japanese Movie Database
- I Live in Fear at allmovie