Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro rewrites the screenplay of master Akira Kurosawa in the remake of Ikuro (Living).
Bill Nighy brings the new Kanaki Watanabe, Williams, to life in a remake of the Japanese film classic that now parallels British and Japanese society. Two countries that, in the 1950s, rebuilt themselves from the ruins of war.
Williams, a London civil servant who has achieved nothing in his life, decides to work with a group of housewives to build a playground for their children.
Seventy years after the premiere of Ikuro (Living), Living retains the sadness, delicacy and beauty. The reflection, the pain and the hope.
Bill Nighy is better than ever, which is saying something.