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Madadayo

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Original title
Madadayo
Year
Running time
134 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda (Book: Hyakken Uchida)
Music
Shinichirô Ikebe
Cinematography
Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda
Cast
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Producer
Kurosawa Production Co. / Dentsu / Tokuma Shoten / Daiei Eiga
Genre
Drama | II World War. Old Age
Synopsis / Plot
This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by the change nor by time. Every year his students celebrate his birthday, issuing the question "Mahda kai?" (not yet?), just to hear Uehida-san's answer "Madada yo!" (No, not yet!), in a ritual of self affirmation, and desires of lasting forever. It's a very "japanese" film who portrays everyday life and customs in Japan.
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