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A man in a blue utility uniform smiles, looking up toward the sky, while sitting with a young woman wearing a pink sweater.

Perfect Days

  Wim Wenders

  Japan     125 minutes


Living a life of solitary, quiet contentment, a middle-aged public toilet cleaner (Kôji Yakusho) spends his days working, reading, listening to cassette tapes, and tending to his indoor garden. The satisfying rhythms of his life are interrupted when his niece, fleeing her family, arrives for an unexpected visit. The two begin to bond, relishing their ability to share in the beauty of the everyday.

Featuring a stellar soundtrack and a warm, grounded performance from Yakusho, Perfect Days is at once a love letter to the city of Tokyo, an open-hearted character study, and an irresistible, charm-filled exaltation of the profound pleasures of a simple life.


 English, Japanese with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Koji Yanai, Wim Wenders, Takuma Takasaki
  •   Wim Wenders, Takuma Takasaki
  •   Toni Froschhammer
  •   Franz Lustig
  •   Kôji Yakusho, Min Tanaka, Tokio Emoto, Aoi Yamada, Sayuri Ishikawa, Arisa Nakano, Yumi Aso, Tomokazu Miura
  •   Patrick Watson
  •   Kôji Yakusho
  •   MASTER MIND LTD, Spoon Inc., Wenders Images GbR