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Mental Illness: Major Films   no photo.
TitleRecord of a Living Being (1955)
Alternative/Original TitleI Live in Fear
DisabilityMental
CountryJapan
Length105
GenreDrama
Rating?
DirectorAkira Kurosawa
CastToshiro Mifune Minoru Chiaki Kyoko Aoyama
NotesB&W An old man believes that Japan will again be hit with nuclear bombs. He decides to take his family to Brazil. But they are happy with their well-to-do lifestyle and don't want to go. So he burns down his foundry the source of their wealth. His family have him declared mentally incompetent and later committed to a mental hospital. In the hospital his gaze is fixated on the sun believing it to be the earth in flames and he on another planet. http://avclub.theonion.com/reviews/cinema/cinema_i/iliveinfear01.html

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