Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947)
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Critic Reviews for Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)
It's a carefully composed, elegant, sometimes prescient work, a small-scale love story set against a background of tumultuous social and political change.
It's like looking for footprints, tracking the master this apprentice was to become.
Audience Reviews for Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)
Very "Capraesque." I'd say darker than Capra, but then I think of It's a Wonderful Life. Very interesting depiction of postwar Japan/Tokyo. Really get drawn into the characters' lives. The attempt at breaking the 4th wall near the end is awkward and is surprising and seems misplaced, but otherwise a solid depiction of a couple.
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.
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.
Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) Quotes
|Yuzo:||I feel my courage fading bit by bit...|
|Masako:||It's important to create a quiet ambience...|
|Yamiya the black marketeer:||We need small tables too, for lovers...|
|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...|