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this film is about beautifully intertwined contradictions... its about death and dying but it is so vibrant with life... its about being in doldrums and stagnancy but its also about getting free...its about going up against the system that you yourself helped built...
the scene in the restaurant where watanabe-san was descending the stairs while a very young woman was ascending to the tune of the birthday song was fvckin poignant... (interestingly kurosawa used this same technique during the final scene in "i live in fear...")
great stuff... effin' masterclass...