This film illustrates several key concepts. Force of will. Finding your mission in life. And making other people tell you ‘no’. Mr. Watanabe is old man who grinded away his whole life behind a desk stamping papers. He wasted his life doing nothing.
Until one day, he gets cancer and has 9 months to live.
During this short time, he finds his mission in life. Through sheer will, fearlessness, and determination achieves his goal. I won’t spoil the movie but it’s a great film.
1952 ‘Ikiru’ (Japanese for ‘To Live’).