2 hr. 3 min. | Rated M | Nudity
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Arisa Nakano, Tokio Emoto, Yumi Asô, Tomokazu Miura
2024 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
PERFECT DAYS is an absorbing slice-of-life drama led by a remarkable Kôji Yakusho performance and adds a quietly soaring gem to director/co-writer Wim Wenders' estimable filmography.
Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.
"Without Yakusho, it would still be the German filmmaker’s strongest narrative feature in 30 years... With him, this small, unassuming tale turns into the kind of earthshaking character study that reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place"