DirectorShohei Imamura Initial DVD releaseJanuary 14, 2003 Duration CountryJapan
WriterAngo Sakaguchi, Shohei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan Release date17 October 1998 (1998-10-17) (Japan)
15 January 1999 (1999-01-15) (U.S.) Initial releaseAugust 27, 1998 (Netherlands) CastAkira Emoto (Dr. Fuu Akagi), Kumiko Aso (Sonoko), Juro Kara (Umemoto), Masanori Sera (Toriumi), Jacques Gamblin (Piet), Keiko Matsuzaka (Tomiko) Similar moviesRelated Shohei Imamura movies
Dr. Akagi, known in Japan as Kanzō-sensei(カンゾー先生, literally "Dr. Liver"), is a 1998 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.
The film concerns Dr. Akagi, a doctor on an island in the Seto Inland Sea area during World War II. He runs into conflict with the military while trying to combat a hepatitis epidemic. Akagi earns the nickname "Dr. Liver" (カンゾー先生 Kanzō-sensei) because of his work.