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Hirayama works as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. He seems content with his simple life. He follows a structured everyday life and dedicates his free time to his passion for music and books. Hirayama also has a fondness for trees and photographs them. More of his past is gradually revealed through a series of unexpected encounters. (Source: Wikipedia) ~~ Co-production with Germany. Edit Translation

  • English
  • ภาษาไทย
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 25, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 568 users)
  • Ranked: #1387
  • Popularity: #7522
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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urchinscratch
5 people found this review helpful
Feb 28, 2024
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.5

Perfect Days

This movie made me incredibly lonely and scared of growing old. I only hope I can see the small beauties in life the way this character does. I've not much to say but it was an incredibly beautiful and moving film.
Great soundtrack. Wonderful scenes. In a way it's inspirational to see the pride Hirayama takes in his job cleaning toilets and the way he gets joy and contentment from the seemingly mundane things in life. He has his passions in music, books and photography and being a genuine and loving uncle. I wish to be like him if my life is still this way as I grow old.

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Kate Flower Award1
5 people found this review helpful
Apr 12, 2024
Completed 3
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5

Finding joy and staying patient while living the mundane life,

as we all learn to find beauty in the tiny moments - a smile from a child, sun coming through the branches of the trees, other people’s happiness.

Perfect Days is weirdly relatable in its simplicity. Smiling because of the shadows dancing on the wall is something that happens to me often - little moments that when appreciated, can make your day better. The movie allows you to stop for a minute and take in all the everyday wonders we often miss.

Watching Hirayama enjoy his daily routines and finding things to appreciate when the known pattern is broken made me think that every situation comes with a set of things to welcome with gratitude and things to be patient about. No bad moment lasts forever, no happy moments can exist, if we don’t notice them.

Yakusho Koji’s performance alone could be seen as the 8th wonder of the world. Even with little to no dialogue, he was able to express all the depth and internal complexity. Hirayama truly is a character we could learn from - patient, kind, helpful, giving, perceptive, diligent. Someone who cherishes each and every moment finding time to note the beauty of his surroundings.

Visually speaking I was in awe when watching it in the cinema. The use of light and shadows, well crafted set designs, interesting shots and angles - while I am glad I was able to see it all on the big screen, I also wish I could take screenshot of each and every scene and be able to come back to the pictures representing the beauty of the daily life.

Inspired by the movie, let me name a few things that brought a smile on my face in recent times:

How shadows that added to the beauty of the art I was viewing, creating a unique experience for that specific moment.
A cute drawing kids made with a chalk on the pavement.
The sun making the water flicker as if the waves were carrying little diamonds.
How a dirty window on the bus stop actually made the sunset I saw look even more magical.
How I drew a smile on a mandarin and it smiled at me the whole lecture.

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  • Movie: Perfect Days
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 25, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 568 users)
  • Ranked: #1387
  • Popularity: #7522
  • Watchers: 1,196

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