License to Live
Filmfest 2005

A young man wakes up after a ten-year coma. He tries to start his life where it had stopped but learns that his family has dispersed around the world. Kurosawa explores the themes of how far a person determines one's own self and development, how family ties shape one's identity, and how the institution of the family in modern-day Japan has broken down - or rather fallen into disorder.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Shun Sugata, Lily, Kumiko Asô


Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa