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Subarashiki nichiyôbi (1947)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | June 1982 (USA)
During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, despairing Yuzo and optimistic Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time.

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Complete credited cast:
Isao Numasaki ... Yuzo
Chieko Nakakita ... Masako
Atsushi Watanabe ... Yamamoto
Zekô Nakamura ... Dessert Shop Owner
Ichirô Namiki ... Street Photographer
Toppa Utsumi ... Street Photographer
... 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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Kurosawa admitted to basing the film off of a D.W. Griffith film he had seen as a child, Isn't Life Wonderful (1924). See more »

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Masako: All you people, applaud. All you young lovers, applaud for your dreams.
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Yuzo and Masako-Enough Said
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is almost like a play and it is a deceptively simple story. Its about a poor couple who get together on Sundays for a date. Essentially, this film is about one of the dates. Nothing earthshattering happens, pretty much life happens. I was at first not convinced by it, but as the film progressed I began to listen to the characters more, meaning the story took on a deeper meaning. The two lead actors are superb, and one thing I do like is that especially Masako is played by a lady who is not beautiful but sweet and just attractive (if this film was remade in America tomorrow, Beyonce would be the star). Actually, its a shame this film wasn't re-made in the United States about 25 years ago. I could see Meryl Streep really flexing her always considerable acting muscles on a role like this. So, it is a film about a date, but its a film about hopes, disappointments and dreams. It gets better as it goes along. I recommend it, its worth your time.


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