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I Live in Fear
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced by Sojiro Motoki
Written by Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto
Fumio Hayasaka
Hideo Oguni
Starring Toshirō Mifune
Takashi Shimura
Music by Masaru Sato
Fumio Hayasaka
Distributed by Toho Company Ltd.
Release date(s) November 22, 1955
Running time 103 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.

The film stars Kurosawa regulars Toshirō Mifune and Takashi Shimura. It is in black-and-white and runs 103 minutes. The film was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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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.[2] His family decides to have him ruled incompetent and Dr. Harada (Takashi Shimura), a Domestic Court counselor, attempts to arbitrate.

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