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Program Title: Madadayo
EASC Code: JM-12
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Winstar Cinema
Release Date: 1992
Running Time: 134 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: The film follows the last two decades in the lige of Hyakken Uchida, a writer and teacher who retires in the war years of the early 40's. His student venerate him in his old age, and join him and his family each year for a ritual birthday party asking "Mahda-kai? (Are you ready?)" to which Uchida downs a big glass of beer and answers "Madadayo! (Not Yet!" acknowledging that death may be near, but life still goes on.
Data Entry Date: 10/8/2003