ikiru parody

Ted Mills mills
Fri Aug 21 22:21:52 EDT 1998

This is taken from Ken-chan's Jpop newsletter:

>Dankan (39), a member of Takeshi Gundan (a comedian
>band of Beat Takeshi) was awarded for his film at Locarno Film Festival
>of Switzerland.  The film is titled "Ikinai," directed by Hiroshi
>Shimizu and written by Dankan.  "Ikinai" (I Won't Live) is a parody of
>Akira Kurosawa's film "Ikiru" (I Will Live).

Has anyone heard or seen of this, and can anyone comment about parody films
in Japanese culture? I've heard about a nikku-roman porno version of Ozu,
but never seen it to know if it's a parody per se, or just an appropriated


Ted Mills
Santa Barbara, CA                         "You're as strong as
Stoopid ol' USA                             your weakest link"
>>mills at rain.org<<                              - Mark E. Smith

http://www.rain.org/~mills  NOWHERELAND - the motion picture!!!!!
http://www.rain.org/~mills/songbysong.html - The Pizzicato Five
Song by Song Discography - a must for all collectors!

More information about the KineJapan mailing list