I saw this movie when I was a teenager in Romania. I could not snap out of it for 2 weeks. Masaki Kobayashi showed me with this movie what was important in life, the values one human should have in life. Later, in Great Britain, I learned about the creator of the movie, what kind of man he was. I realised that he transmitted me in this movie what kind of man Masaki Kobayashi was. I bow myself to this movie, its message and to Masaki Kobayashi. Thank you, Masaki Kobayashi: you have been one of the greatest humanitarians.