MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,486 this week

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

 -  Drama | Romance  -  June 1982 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,422 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 23 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
AK
a list of 30 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

One Wonderful Sunday (1947) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Wonderful Sunday.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi
Ikiru (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
Shûbun (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi
Yojimbo (1961)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
Ran (1985)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Kajirô Yamamoto, Kenta Yamazaki, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yoshiko Kuga, Michiyo Kogure
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Kiyoshi Saeki
Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Yukiko Todoroki, Akira Kishii
Dohyosai (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Santaro Marune
Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Akira Kishii, Haruyo Ichikawa
Sengoku burai (1952)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Isao Numasaki ...
Chieko Nakakita ...
Atsushi Watanabe ...
Yamamoto
Zekô 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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wonderful Sunday  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Masako: All you people, applaud. All you young lovers, applaud for your dreams.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One wonderful, magical Sunday indeed!
11 May 2012 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Far from being one of Kurosawa's best films, it is still a powerful and thoughtful one. He had already developed his filmmaking mastery at this point of time, and it can surely be seen by the way some of the scenes are made.

The film concerns a story of love surrounded by poverty and despair; the main characters of the film have the whole Sunday to go out and be together, the only problem being their shortness of money, as they only had 35 yens to go through the day. Being short of money as they were, there were not many things they could do, so they had to spend them wisely. This mainly leads to frustration from both sides, and so the film becomes depressing most of the time, even though they are really in love with each other and are happy to have a day available for them. Throughout the film they will encounter many obstacles and disheartening experiences, which will push them towards feeling impotent, but they always manage to bring happiness out of all that awful moments, and there is where the magic of this film resides.

It might seem like a simple, clichéd love story we have always been familiar with, and it actually could have just been that, if it was not for the Excellency of Kurosawa's filmmaking skills. He brings magic to many of the main scenes of the film, which definitely increases the experience by showcasing everything in detail. The last scene is really outstanding because of the way it is portrayed; you can actually feel both the pain and happiness they are feeling.

In conclusion, this film is definitely overshadowed by other masterpieces from Kurosawa's filmography, and is definitely not the best from him, but this little film is not to be skipped if you really like the director.

My score: 7.7/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who Clapped? boilerbrojoe
At the train station Wilburrabbit
Discuss One Wonderful Sunday (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?