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One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

Subarashiki nichiyôbi (original title)
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 ...
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Ichirô Namiki ...
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Aguri Hidaka ...
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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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One Wonderful Film!
23 March 2010 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

One is never too old to learn. I am discovering Kurosawa's pre-Rashomon films on TCM while I am approaching old age. This film has shown me that Kurosawa has tried and excelled in positively every genre imaginable while preceding others in each field. "One Wonderful Sunday" has probably taught a few things to Fellini while totally preempting the French New Wave. Compared to this opus, all of Godard's and Truffaut's pretentious, meaningless essays fall short in both the story-telling department and the ability to convey a useful message. They didn't bring anything new and made our world a little poorer in the process. Kurosawa, on the other hand, was a courageous inventor who was capable of improvising as he went along - without losing track of his goal, a brilliant technician and director of actors as well as a poet.


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