One Wonderful Sunday

One Wonderful Sunday

Synopsis

This affectionate paean to young love is also a frank examination by Akira Kurosawa of the harsh realities of postwar Japan. During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, Yuzo and Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time. Reminiscent of Frank Capra’s social-realist comedies and echoing contemporaneous Italian neorealismOne Wonderful Sunday touchingly offers a sliver of hope in dark times.

Technical Specs

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1947
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Duration: 105 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: PG
Alternate Title: Subarashiki NichiyƓbi