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Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947)

Original Title : Subarashiki nichiyobi
Director : Akira Kurosawa
Writer : Akira Kurosawa
Keinosuke Uegusa
Genre : Drama
Romance
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Producer : Sojiro Motoki
Music : Tadashi Hattori
Photography : Asakazu Nakai
IMDB ID : 0039871
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poster for "Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)" by Akira Kurosawa (1947)
Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947) - Akira Kurosawa
 

Starring

Isao Numasaki Yuzo
Chieko Nakakita Masako
Atsushi Watanabe Yamamoto
Zeko Nakamura Dessert Shop Owner
Ichiro Namiki Street Photographer
Toppa Utsumi Street Photographer
Ichirô Sugai 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
Sachio Sakai Shady Ticket Man (uncredited
 

Plot

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.
 

Comments

Signs of a budding genius directo ONE WONDERFUL SUNDAY (1947) has a simple little plot.A young Tokyo couple have almost no money to spend on their only day available for a date.It isn't long until the money is gone, as well as the young man's spirit. The ending is uncomfortably corny, you will squirm in your seat.There is signs of Akira Kurosawa becoming a great director.He makes us pay attention to the decreasing amount of money (much like he made us pay attention to the number of slain bandits in SEVEN SAMURAI, and his stab at Frank Capra style humor is pretty good.A must see for the student of this great director.
 
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Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947) - Akira Kurosawa
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