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(Perfect Days)
Director: Wim Wenders
Duration: 2h 3m
Year: 2023
Country: Japan, Germany
Genre: Drama

Cannes Film Festival, Best Actor
Asia Pacific Screen Award, Best Film

Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Hirayama (Koji Yakusho) 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.

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders, born in 1945 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He initially pursued studies in medicine and philosophy before turning to filmmaking. In Germany in 1967 he studied at the University of Television and Film Munich and gained recognition as part of the German New Wave. His breakthrough came with The American Friend (1977), leading to international acclaim. He achieved success with Paris, Texas (1984), winning the Palme d'Or. Wings of Desire (1987) solidified his reputation, followed by ups and downs in the 1990s. In the mid-1990s, Wenders transitioned to non-fiction filmmaking, earning acclaim for documentaries like Buena Vista Social Club (1999) and Pina (2011), both garnering Oscar nominations. Also more recently The Salt of the Earth (2014), Pope Francis: A Man of his Word (2018) or Anselm (2023)