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Perfect Days

Perfect Days

2023
Drama
2h 3m
Hirayama is content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his structured routine, he cherishes music on cassette tapes, books, and taking photos of trees. Through unexpected encounters, he reflects on finding beauty in the world. (Avistaz)
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Perfect Days

2023
Drama
2h 3m
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Rated 08 Feb 2024
100
99th
O yes perfect for me indeed. And perfect, I'm sure, for all us solitary souls who let music, books, nature preponderate our daily lives. Tokyo is rendered beautifully, and to get a truly interior look at it is a gift. I essentially hope to find this sort of recognition in anything I watch.
Rated 22 Feb 2024
90
96th
Maybe it's a little too long, but really, its only misstep is my own: after the heart-wrenching days with the niece, I expected, wanted, needed a conventional conflict-resolution plot. But that's not what this film provides; instead, its message is driven home in its final moment, driving to work: these perfect days are anything but simple, but they are worth fighting for, fighting through, and fighting, in every small moment, to find.
Rated 28 Feb 2024
90
87th
There's a tendency among older people, especially men, to withdraw from the world. It can be in the form of a repudiation of everything new and different, which is a really negative way of expressing it. It can also express itself as being increasingly comfortable with the set of things that make you most happy, and retreating into those without necessarily rejecting other people's need for different things. This film is really a celebration of the latter.
Rated 11 Feb 2024
81
90th
Perfect movie to watch and make any day into a perfect day. // The cancer has spread. Then I... suddenly felt that I owed her an apology. Nothing bad happened. Maybe not an apology. I wanted to thank her. No, that's not it either. I just wanted to see her, that's all.
Rated 11 Feb 2024
81
79th
An encapsulation of what it means that "the next day is the next day, and now is now", and how to find joy, ar at least satisfaction, in what the world presents. What Tokyo is presenting to you, here & now. And trees. Of all the aspects of film-making it was the cinematography, and the choices of colours, that really shone for me. It looked so real at times, I'd love to know: is Tokyo really coloured like that? Or did artists select that perception? I suspect Art. It deserved Art! Brilliant.
Rated 25 Mar 2024
45
23rd
Wow, this is gotta be one of the most overrated films of the decade. I kinda of get the hype, but also don't. Use of pop music is touching, lead is brilliant, but the whole package seems just too forged to please and impress a certain kind of cinephilia and taste -- one that is extensively influenced by what film festivals and their juries consider to be great works. I mean, it's cute, but evidently so goddam lazy and easy. Come on. It's like a shitty Paterson.
Rated 28 Feb 2024
90
93rd
What a lovely feeling to find a new role model on film. Hirayama epitomizes many of the virtues I wish to gain. He is kind, unassuming and present. He takes his work seriously and enjoys life at a slow, measured pace. Like its’ spiritual brethren, Paterson, Perfect Days is a much appreciated paean about the deep, simple life. Yakusho is perfect as Hirayama, able to convey hidden emotions beneath the surface and wielding his smile as a knife of joy. Can’t wait to watch this once a year.
Rated 24 Feb 2024
78
78th
If Jeanne Dielman was absolutely loving life.
Rated 02 May 2024
75
89th
Paris Texas for optimist people. actually it's pretty good movie about "loneliness and routines are not bad as we are thinking". but at the same time that's so cliche. and boomer for my taste.
Rated 03 Mar 2024
91
92nd
木漏れ日
Rated 16 Mar 2024
76
76th
Final scene is the gist of life: you might even find the happiness but the time-to-time cries are inevitable.
Rated 24 Jan 2024
81
82nd
the best possible advertisement for the Tokyo Toilets company
Rated 04 Mar 2024
89
69th
Now is now; later is later.
Rated 17 Mar 2024
9
93rd
Major soul food with a stunning sun over Tokyo finale worthy of Dreyer. I bet the working title was Komorebi, and seriously wonder why Wenders changed it.
Rated 23 May 2024
93
67th
Great cinematography. Music. Actiing. Relaxing film, but makes a point about what it takes to live a good life. Also love the inside look at Tokyo life
Rated 30 Mar 2024
60
54th
Wenders' Japanese version of 'Paterson', but not as good as Jarmusch's film. What I really liked was the repetition (Hirayama's routines), music, and dream sequences. What I did not like is the framing of Kōji Yakusho's character as such an enlightened man that he can even transcend his 'lowly' status in life as a toilet cleaner (it's disingenuous).
Rated 10 Mar 2024
79
59th
A very “small” and low-impact drama, held together by Yakusho’s initially impassive, but gradually more galvanising performance; meanders and goes on a bit too long especially when some teased character drama never quite transpires – a second viewing would be helpful in knowing where (or not) the story is heading. Otherwise, a passable entry in the recent trend of giving overlooked character actors their due.
Rated 12 Feb 2024
85
91st
Tokyo has the nicest toilets. A very relaxing film.
Rated 20 Dec 2023
7
57th
A serene film about a modest man finding peace and happiness in both his day-to-day routine and everyday happenings. Easily 20 minutes too long and let down by an ending that leaves things unresolved but it’s a relaxing watch nonetheless and Yakusho gives a nice performance.
Rated 16 Apr 2024
83
73rd
This has to be perhaps the most Japanese film I've ever seen, despite the German director. The way it plays out and the gentle reassuring nature of it all makes it feel like a kind of Japanese proverb (one of which does appear after the end credits). If you can ease itself into its joyous wavelength, there's much to be appreciated here. It could perhaps do with a little more in its third act, something to really tie it all off, but the last scene and Yakusho's acting in it is a sight to see.
Rated 17 Apr 2024
97
97th
what a masterpiece!
Rated 12 Mar 2024
92
95th
audiovisual 88 acting 95 overall feeling 92 avg 92
Rated 12 Nov 2023
70
56th
"This world contains many worlds, some are connected, some are not." -Hirayama San. Wenders tells us a stoic and zen story of search for poetry, bliss, and measured friendships, trying to visually reflect that rhythm and poetry, especially with his down to earth frame and lightning and his experimental dream sequences. Has the spirit of 70's Wenders with the gestural language of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki, looking for mundane poetry and friendship in a reified, heartless world. Good.
Rated 13 Mar 2024
84
83rd
Great atmosphere with a subtle backstory that's only hinted at.
Rated 06 Feb 2024
100
92nd
One of the best movies i have seen. Simple about the beauty of every day life
Rated 06 Feb 2024
45
12th
There's an endearing purity, honesty and wholesomeness. Wenders frames everything well, poetically even. Yakusho puts in a subtle, genuine performance with little dialogue, mostly using his face. There's a lot to admire here, but I also can't say I enjoyed it or got anything from it like everybody else has. Its repetitiveness is tedious and its themes can't make up for that. Outside of a few glimpses of something more, I was uninvested. There are better ruminations about this subject matter.
Rated 23 Mar 2024
7
88th
A good companion piece to this movie is this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TrxtRuECq8
Rated 13 Feb 2024
78
75th
amcanın günlük rutin disiplinini türkiye'de 27 yaşından yakaladık aw
Rated 28 Apr 2024
65
88th
This movie reminds us to appreciate the small beautiful, everyday things in life.
Rated 21 Feb 2024
90
95th
love
Rated 23 Mar 2024
80
80th
Hirayama: "Next time is next time. Now is now."
Rated 15 Apr 2024
40
20th
Felt like half of this movie’s runtime was just a bloke cleaning toilets. Yeah, I’m slightly over-exaggerating here, but you get the idea what you’ll have to put up with for positive things.
Rated 02 Mar 2024
34
24th
Sometimes a little slow/boring but nice
Rated 17 May 2024
80
68th
17 de Maig - M'ha agradat, m'ha fet plantejar-me coses sobre mi, més que sobre el cine o l'estètica, i això m'ha semblat que està bé. Té bons moments. Evidentment m'ha fet pensat en Paterson i crec que no aconsegueix arribar a la poesia d'aquella, es fa més rutinària. També m'han creat dubtes els personatges femenins i l'obsessió per connotar el sexe ens les noies més joves de maneres, per mi, problemàtiques.
Rated 07 Nov 2023
85
92nd
lindo filme
Rated 09 May 2024
93
93rd
one of the best movie i've ever watch.
Rated 20 Apr 2024
80
89th
Mutlu yalnızlık. Wc işcisi olarak çalışan orta yaşlı ağbimizin 1 günde yaşadıklarını izliyoruz. Koji Yakusho'nın harika oyunculuğu ile evde tek başına kalıp yaşam mücadelesini çok iyi aktarmış. Son zamanlarda izlediğim basit ama sıradışı 1 konu. Çok başarılı. Filmin sonunda, Yeni 1 şafak, Yeni 1 gün, Yeni 1 Hayat. Ben iyiyim. Aşık olmak için de mi para lazım? Ne boktan 1 dünya böyle ya.
Rated 18 Mar 2024
3
40th
Kontemplativ, men det blir väl långsamt till och från. Utmärkt skådespeleri av huvudrollsinnehavaren. Filmen får mig att längta tillbaka till Japan där jag nyss tillbringade några månader, men också att dagdrömma om detta istället för att ha fullt fokus på vita duken.
Rated 26 May 2024
87
82nd
My ★★★★ review of Perfect Days on Letterboxd https://boxd.it/6y59J9
Rated 22 Apr 2024
77
62nd
i have notes.........
Rated 25 Feb 2024
91
94th
2024'de #IzlediğimFilmler ; 48. Perfect Days (2023) Wim Wenders hikaye anlatıcılığı diye bir gerçek var ve ben aşığım buna! Yine muhteşem. Tokyo'nun ne muhteşem ihtiyaç giderme mekanları varmış :D 9/10
Rated 08 Jan 2024
87
83rd
Excels in its thoughtful, pensive simplicity, which is nothing short of mesmerizing. This is just a beautiful film all around.
Rated 12 Mar 2024
7
73rd
Quietly profound-a brilliant nuanced performance where nothing is said but everything is expressed.
Rated 12 Mar 2024
80
82nd
Ruminations on the meaninglessness of life and why meaninglessness is not necessarily bad.
Rated 28 Apr 2024
64
21st
Yaşam da mutluluk da bu değil, kapitalizmin romantize edilmeye ihtiyacı yok.
Rated 08 Mar 2024
70
88th
A Minimal Film in memory of Ozu!!! Wim Wenders Haiku's Visual Echoes!!!
Rated 02 Mar 2024
100
98th
Grief and life.
Rated 08 Jun 2023
8
75th
"Perfect Days" is a stunningly profound film that explores the beauty of life's daily repetitions and the power of mindfulness. Koji Yakusho delivers an exquisite performance, exemplifying dignity and contentment. The film's minimalistic approach, thoughtful writing, and clever cinematography create a serene atmosphere, although some viewers may find the slow pace and introspective themes less engaging.
Rated 29 Feb 2024
90
90th
The struggle of turning inwards to protect our sacred ideals and humanity. A healthy balance of life's pillars that shape our understanding of the present. We see how that is tested and how we come to terms with what perfect days really means.
Rated 08 Mar 2024
70
60th
Perfect Days is a lovely movie that touches the heart with its simple narrative and evokes bittersweet feelings with its sincerity. Wim Wenders draws a character who never fails to smile despite the bad days he experiences and the loneliness he is trapped in. Koji Yakusho plays flawlessly. It was quite touching.
Rated 04 May 2024
60
32nd
Overrated for sure.

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