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Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)

Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947)

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Akira Kurosawa directs this romantic comedy about a pair of lovers struggling to have a pleasant Sunday outing. A young laborer named Yuzo (Isao Numazaki) and his fiancée, Masako (Chieko Nakakita), meet at the train station on their day off. With the weather beautiful and only a scant 35 yen in their pockets, the two first visit a model house, where Masako imagines being a housewife. Then Yuzo plays baseball with some boys, resulting in the ball landing on a cookie shop display. After buying the

Feb 23, 1999

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1) | DVD (1)

It's a carefully composed, elegant, sometimes prescient work, a small-scale love story set against a background of tumultuous social and political change.

December 6, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's like looking for footprints, tracking the master this apprentice was to become.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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It's a 'little people' comedy in the Frank Capra vein

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A curious mixture of the striking and the woeful

March 14, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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microcosm of the Japanese post-war experience

January 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

The filmmaker at his maudlin worst.

February 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)

Two young lovers go wandering around town on one wonderful Sunday, but the movie is more serious as it sounds as they think about their futures. I really enjoyed this movie.
October 24, 2010
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a charming and severely underrated kurosawa film. a delightful romance, an easy atmosphere, and the symphony scene at the end was majestic. a bit slow mooving at points, but only because the film seeks to be genuine, and in my mind kurosawa accomplishes his purposes.
August 2, 2010
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It went on too long and featured characters who I could not care about whatsoever despite the film's attempts to get me to feel sorry for them. The usage and depiction of post-war Japan is interesting, not interesting enough that it makes me want to like or rewatch this campy, melodramatic film. The ending is one that made me raise my eyebrow and then sigh in relief because I can go onto watching Kurosawa's next film--this first with Mifune--Drunken Angel.
November 10, 2011
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    1. Yuzo: I feel my courage fading bit by bit...
    – Submitted by Michael H (14 months ago)
    1. Masako: It's important to create a quiet ambience...
    2. Yamiya the black marketeer: We need small tables too, for lovers...
    3. Yamiya the black marketeer: This is the kind of world where you need dreams the most... You can't live without them. It'd be too painful...
    – Submitted by Michael H (14 months ago)
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