I Live in Fear

I Live In Fear , 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 cowritten by Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, and Hideo Oguni. The story concerned an elderly factory owner Toshiro Mifune so terrified of the prospect of a nuclear attack that he becomes determined to move his entire extended family both legal and extramarital to what he imagines is the safety of a farm in Brazil.

Kiichi Nakajima Toshiro 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. Nakajimas fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. His family decides to have him ruled incompetent and Dr. Harada Takashi Shimura, a Domestic Court counselor, attempts to arbitrate. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajimas conviction, but the old mans irrational behavior prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.This was the last film that composer Fumio Hayasaka worked on before dying of tuberculosis in 1955. He had been Kurosawas close friend since 1948 and had collaborated with him on several films. ........

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