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PERFECT DAYS

PERFECT DAYS

  • Directed by Wim Wenders
  • Starring Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Yamada, Min Tanaka, Tokio Emoto, Arisa Nakano, Yumi Aso
  • 2023 | 125mins | Japan, Germany | (PG)

From acclaimed writer-director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire), PERFECT DAYS takes the writer-director to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys ofJapanese culture. Winner of the Best Actor award at Cannes 2023, Koji Yakusho (Babel, 13 Assassins) stars as Hirayama, a contemplative middle-aged man who lives a life of modesty and serenity, spending his days balancing his job as a dutiful caretaker of Tokyo’s numerous public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography. As we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past that lies behind his otherwise content and harmonious life.


Combining a refreshingly unstereotypical depiction of the Japanese capital with a soundtrack comprised of iconic hits from the 60s and 80s, this is a subtle, shimmering and ultimately life-affirming reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.


Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards.



“RICH AND RESONANT… SURRENDER TO ITS INTIMATE, CONTEMPLATIVE RHYTHM” - TOTAL FILM


“A POEM OF EXTRAORDINARY SUBTLETY AND BEAUTY” - VOX


“KOJI YAKUSHO’S PERFORMANCE IS A MASTERCLASS IN NUANCE” - EMPIRE