Madadayo (1998)

Madadayo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 14mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tatsuo Matsumura Actor Professor Hyakken Uchida 1 1000001
Kyoko Kagawa Actor Professor's Wife 1 1000002
Hisashi Igawa Actor Takayama 1 1000003
George Tokoro Actor Amaki 1 1000004
Masayuki Yui Actor Kiriyama 1 1000005
Akira Terao Actor Sawamura 1 1000006
Asei Kobayashi Actor Reverend Kameyama 1 1000007
Takeshi Kusaka Actor Dr Kobayashi 1 1000008
Akira Kurosawa Director n/a 2 2000001
Hisao Kurosawa Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Producer general producer 3 3000002
Gohei Kogure Producer general producer 3 3000003
Yo Yamamoto Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Yuzo Irie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Akira Kurosawa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Takao Saito Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Masaharu Ueda Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Takeji Sano Lighting Director n/a 120829 6000003
Shin'Ichiro Ikebe Music n/a 120781 8000001
Yoshiro Muraki Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Ishiro Honda Advisor directorial advisor 120821 12000001
Kazuko Kurosawa Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Hideo Nishizaki Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Jeanette Amano Titles subtitles(English) 120825 23000001
Hyakken Uchida Other from literary works 120795 26000001
Synopsis
In 1943, as the tide of war shifts against Japan, Professor Hyakken Uchida leaves his teaching position to begin his career as a writer. With the warm wishes of his students, he sets out to start anew. His former students decide to visit the professor to thank him for all the good he had done as their dutiful teacher. Through their frequent visits, they develop a new admiration for his wisdom and his offbeat sense of humor. They hold annual birthday parties for the professor, toasting him with the question 'Mahda-kai?' ('Are you ready?' to go on to the other world), to which Professor Uchida always answers back with a smile, 'Madadayo' ('No, not yet').