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The finest filmmaker in the world? For my money, it's Japanese master Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Sanjuro, Ran). Here, for the first time on American screens, we are treated to his final work, a humble, misty-eyed look at life and death through the eyes of a vibrant teacher. Hyakken Uchida (Tatsuo Matsumara) is a popular professor who retires in 1943 to become a writer. Every year, at his birthday, his grateful students return to pay their respects to the master who gave them so much. Many consider this Kurosawa's most personal, heartfelt work. In Japanese with English subtitles. 134 minutes