Moving British drama starring Bill Nighy as a terminally ill civil servant fighting for a small victory over the bureaucracy of existence during his final days.

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London, 1953. Mr. Williams, a veteran civil servant, has become a small cog in the bureaucracy of rebuilding post-WWII England. As endless paperwork piles up on his desk, he learns he has a fatal illness. Thus begins his quest to find some meaning to his seemingly grey, monotonous life before it slips away. A bittersweet film that makes you realize it’s never too late to embrace life to the fullest.

For this stylish British remake of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece IKIRU (1952), Oliver Hermanus (MOFFIE, SKOONHEID) could count on a refined screenplay by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, KLARA AND THE SUN) and a charismatic performance by actor Bill Nighy. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, garnering nothing but rave reviews.

Oliver Hermanus, UK, Japan, Sweden, 2022, 103 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Adrian Rawlins, Tom Burke..