SeanC January 29 Share January 29 Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro fulfills a longstanding desire to remake Akira Kurosawa's 1952 classic Ikiru, transferring the setting to England in the same timeframe, with Bill Nighy inheriting Takashi Shimura's lead role as a jaded civil servant jolted out of his staid existence by a cancer diagnosis. The transferred social context is an obvious fit for Ishiguro, given there are some similarities to The Remains of the Day. Nighy, conversely, is playing a bit against the type audiences have come to expect from him, but he's also excellent. I was also really impressed by Aimee Lou Wood, in the role of his sympathetic subordinate. Tom Burke, from The Souvenir, also makes an impression. 1 1 Link to comment
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