Trailer for Akira Kurosawa remake Living

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Bill Nighy stars as a lonely man who attempts to make the best of his life, here’s the first trailer for Living.

Remakes of Akira Kurosawa films are nothing new. From The Magnificent Seven, based on The Seven Samurai, to The Outrage, a 1964 remake of Rashomon, Kurosawa’s stories have transcended generations.

This brings us to Living. Adapted from Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, the official synopsis reads as follows:

1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams, a veteran civil servant, is an impotent cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfillment before it goes beyond reach.

Bill Nighy headlines the film as Williams, alongside Alex Sharp, Adrian Rawlins, Hubert Burton, Oliver Chris, Michael Cochrane, and Aimee Lou Wood.

Oliver Hermanus directs from a screenplay by acclaimed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, adapted from the 1952 screenplay by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni.

Living will be released in the UK on the 11th November. Watch the trailer below…

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