|Directed by||Akira Kurosawa|
|Produced by||Hisao Kurosawa|
|Based on||Literary works|
by Hyakken Uchida
|Music by||Shinichiro Ikebe|
Madadayo (まあだだよ, Mādadayo, "Not Yet") is a 1993 Japanese comedy-drama film. It is the thirtieth and final film to be completed by Akira Kurosawa. It was screened out of competition at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The main story of the film is based on the life of a Japanese academic and author Hyakken Uchida (1889–1971). The film opens with him resigning as professor of German, in the period immediately before the Second World War. The plot is centered on his relationship with his former students, who care for him in his old age.
- Tatsuo Matsumura – Professor Hyakken Uchida
- Kyōko Kagawa – Professor's Wife
- Hisashi Igawa – Takayama
- George Tokoro – Amaki
- Masayuki Yui – Kiriyama
- Akira Terao – Sawamura
- Takeshi Kusaka – Dr. Kobayashi
- Asei Kobayashi – Rev. Kameyama
- Hidetaka Yoshioka – Takayama's son
- Yoshitaka Zushi – Neighbor
- Mitsuru Hirata – Tada
- Nobuto Okamoto – Ōta
- Tetsu Watanabe
- Norio Matsui
- Noriko Honma – Old lady holding a cat
Madadayo was distributed theatrically in Japan by Toho on 17 April 1993. The film was exhibitied at various American film festivals beginning on March 20, 1998. It did not initally receive a wide theatrical release and was released directly to television by WinStar Cinema and first broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in September 1999. It was reissued theatrically in September 1, 2000.
English-subtitled DVDs have been released by Winstar and the Criterion Collection in the U.S., Madman in Australia, Yume Pictures in the UK, and Mei Ah in Hong Kong. A Blu-ray edition, without English subtitles, is available in Japan as part of a box set with Rashomon, Ran, and The Quiet Duel.
In Japan, the film won the awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Lighting at the Japanese Academy Awards. All these awards were given to their respective crews for their work on both Madadayo and Rainbow Bridge[disambiguation needed].
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