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  • Summary: In 1943 a beloved professor begins writing full-time. A series of events ensues including old students visiting and a fire that forces him to move.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. A profound and deeply moving exploration of facing death with dignity.
  2. It's not one of Kurosawa's great films.... But it is, within its own proportions, nearly perfect.
  3. 83
    Little spectacle but much bittersweet sensitivity.
  4. 78
    It's a satisfying swan song.
  5. Reviewed by: V. A. Musetto
    75
    The late Akira Kurosawa's shamelessly sentimental last film is a fond and fitting farewell.
  6. This warm, celebratory and very public film is punctuated by sudden and luminous private visualizations.

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