Madadayo

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1993
  • Running time: 134 min
For his final film, Akira Kurosawa paid tribute to the immensely popular writer and educator Hyakken Uchida, here played by Tatsuo Matsumura. Madadayo is composed of distinct episodes based on Uchida's writings that illustrate the affection and loyalty... read more

For his final film, Akira Kurosawa paid tribute to the immensely popular writer and educator Hyakken Uchida, here played by Tatsuo Matsumura. Madadayo is composed of distinct episodes based on Uchida's writings that illustrate the affection and loyalty felt between Uchida and his students. Poignant and elegant, this is an unforgettable farewell from one of the greatest artists the cinema has ever known.

Original Release

04/17/1993

US Release

03/20/1998

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Cast

Kyoko Kagawa Professor's Wife
Hisashi Igawa Takayama
Tatsuo Matsumura Professor Hyakken Uchida
George Tokoro Amaki
Masayuki Yui Kiriyama
Akira Terao Sawamura
Takeshi Kusaka Dr. Kobayashi
Asei Kobayashi Rev. Kameyama
Hidetaka Yoshioka Takayama's son
Yoshitaka Zushi Neighbor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda

Writers

Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda, Hyakken Uchida

Cast

Kyoko Kagawa Professor's Wife
Hisashi Igawa Takayama
Tatsuo Matsumura Professor Hyakken Uchida
George Tokoro Amaki
Masayuki Yui Kiriyama
Akira Terao Sawamura
Takeshi Kusaka Dr. Kobayashi
Asei Kobayashi Rev. Kameyama
Hidetaka Yoshioka Takayama's son
Yoshitaka Zushi Neighbor
Mitsuru Hirata Tada
Nobuto Okamoto Ôta / Ota
Noriko Honma Old lady holding a cat
Shigeo Katô Stationmaster
Kôjirô Kusanagi Man who bought the land
Utaroku Miyakoya Packhorse driver
Kimihiro Reizei Murayama
Mie Suzuki Fishmonger's daughter
Tetsuo Yamashita Landlord
Takao Zushi Kitamura

Producers

Yuzo Irie Executive Producer
Yo Yamamoto Executive Producer
Seikichi Iizumi Producer
Gohei Kogure Producer
Hisao Kurosawa Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Producer
Hiroshi Yamamoto Producer

Editors

Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda

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