Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
|松村达雄 (Tatsuo Matsumura)||饰||Professor Hyakken Uchida|
|井川比佐志 (Hisashi Igawa)||饰||Takayama|
|所乔治 (George Tokoro)||饰||Amaki (as Jôji Tokoro)|
|油井昌由树 (Masayuki Yui)||饰||Kiriyama|
|寺尾聪 (Akira Terao)||饰||Sawamura|
|出品公司||Kurosawa Production Co.|
|DENTSU Music And Entertainment|
|发行公司||The Miriam Collection (2007) (DVD) (United States)|
|Jesnet (2009) (Blu-ray/DVD) (Japan)|
|Zenith Cinematografica (1993) (Theatrical) (Italy)|
|WinStar Cinema (subtitled) (2000) (All media) (United States)|
- 松村达雄 was 79 years old when he played the Professor, portraying the professor between the ages of 58 and 77. Matsumura was older than his character throughout the movie, almost twenty years older than the Professor he portrayed for most of the picture.
- Final film of both 黑泽明 and Ishirô Honda.
- The surreal cloudy background that appears in the final dream sequence (as well as the video cover) was painted by director 黑泽明 himself.