Original title: Ikimono no kiroku
Directors: Kurosawa, Akira
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Eiko Miyoshi
Japan 1955 | Black & white | 99 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
When a wealthy foundry owner decides to move his entire family from Tokyo to Brazil to escape the nuclear holocaust which he fears is imminent, his family, afraid of losing their status and inheritance, tries to have him declared mentally incompetent. Made at the height of the Cold War, with the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still a recent memory, this blazing attack on complacency stemmed from the same H-Bomb paranoia that gave birth to the Godzilla films.