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One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
"Subarashiki nichiyôbi" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  June 1982 (USA)
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Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Isao Numasaki ...
Yuzo
Chieko Nakakita ...
Masako
Atsushi Watanabe ...
Yamamoto
Zeko Nakamura ...
Dessert Shop Owner
Ichiro Namiki ...
Street Photographer
Toppa Utsumi ...
Street Photographer
Ichirô Sugai ...
Yamiya, the black-marketeer
Masao Shimizu ...
Dance Hall Manager
Tokuji Kobayashi ...
Overweight apartment receptionist
Shiro Mizutani ...
Waif
Aguri Hidaka ...
Dancer
Midori Ariyama ...
Sono, Yamiya's mistress
Katao Numazaki ...
Bakery Owner
Toshi Mori ...
Apartment Superintendent
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Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's optimism and belief in dreams is able to lift Yuzo from his realistic despair. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The film's climax was considered a failure in both Japan and the U.S. as audiences refused to clap for the lead characters, though supposedly it went over very well in France, gaining much audience participation. See more »

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Masako: All you people, applaud. All you young lovers, applaud for your dreams.
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Signs of a budding genius director
26 November 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

ONE WONDERFUL SUNDAY (1947) has a simple little plot. A young Tokyo couple have almost no money to spend on their only day available for a date. It isn't long until the money is gone, as well as the young man's spirit. The ending is uncomfortably corny, you will squirm in your seat. There is signs of Akira Kurosawa becoming a great director. He makes us pay attention to the decreasing amount of money (much like he made us pay attention to the number of slain bandits in SEVEN SAMURAI, and his stab at Frank Capra style humor is pretty good. A must see for the student of this great director.


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