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I Live in Fear

A 1955 feature by Akira Kurosawa and one of his most underrated, starring Toshiro Mifune as an aging patriarch who, frightened by the prospect of a nuclear war, decides to sell his family business and move to a farm in Brazil. Along with Kurosawa's sublime Rhapsody in August, which also deals with the atomic bomb, this was probably the most poorly received work of his entire career, but I persist in finding it among the most memorable: eerie, troubling, and haunting. In Japanese with subtitles.



  • Akira Kurosawa


  • ToshirĂ´ Mifune
  • Eiko Miyoshi
  • Togo Haruko
  • Masao Shimizu
  • Yutaka Sada
  • Noriko Senooku
  • Minoru Chiaki
  • Kyoko Aoyama
  • Akemi Negishi
  • Kichijiro Ueda
  • Yoichi Tachikawa
  • Takashi Shimura
  • Ken Mitsuda
  • Toranuosuke Ogawa
  • Eijiro Tono
  • Kamatari Fujiwara
  • Nobuo Nakamura


  • Shinobu Hashimoto
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hideo Oguni


  • Sojiro Motoki

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