One review on 09 Mar 2024

Japan 2023

Running time: 124 mins

Perfect Days

Director : Wim Wenders 

Setting: Tokyo
Original language: Japanese
Summary: Hirayama cleans public toilets in Tokyo, lives his life in simplicity and daily tranquility. Some encounters also lead him to reflect on himself.

Aspect Ratio: 1.33 (4x3)

Colour: Colour

Sound: Stereo

Camera: Digital

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First Seen: Sat 9th Mar 2024
Catalogued: 17th Mar 2024


A slow paced portrait of a man who is happy with his life, but possibly came there from different circumstances


by rogerco on Sat 9th Mar 2024 Watershed Bristol (Subtitled)

Slow and unsatisfying

Full review

Slow paced, minimal dialogue, at first intriguing as we discover his fixed daily life, but ultimately we learn nothing - why is he living this happy life, what ws his past that brought him to these sunlit uplands. Only the vaguest hints are provided - he has a wealthy sister, he is estranged from his elderly father, his niece remembers him from a time before - but what was the watershed? We'll never know. Possibly he has forgotten.