Ikiru is a 1952 film by famed director Akira Kurosawa. The title Ikiru translates to "to live" in English. The film examines the struggles of a dying Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for life's meaning.
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Kanji Watanabe 
- I can't afford to hate anyone. I don't have that kind of time.
- [singing] Life is brief, fall in love, maidens...Before the crimson bloom fades from your lips...Before the tides of passion cools within you...For those of you who know no tomorrow...Life is brief, fall in love, maidens...Before our raven tresses begin to fade...Before the flames in your hearts flicker and die...For those to whom today will never return...
- I have less than a year to live. When I found that out... somehow I was drawn to you. Once when I was a child, I almost drowned. It's just like that feeling. Darkness everywhere, and nothing for me to hold onto, no matter how hard I try. There's just you.
- Dying is very difficult.
- I don't know what I've been doing with my life all these years.
- You're not supposed to do anything there. Doing anything but nothing is radical.
- The public worry about bribes and 40,000 cars, but that is just fart compared to this massive, colossal waste of time [in government]