Nominated For Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Oscars!

Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.

Yakusho’s performance is a marvel of openness: Hirayama observes all that’s around him—the pattern of light on the waves of a river, the tracery of leaves on a tree he sees every day…

TIME Magazine

The director has crafted a film of deceptive simplicity, observing the tiny details of a routine existence with such clarity, soulfulness and empathy that they build a cumulative emotional power almost without you noticing.

Hollywood Reporter
Series
Genre
Drama
Runtime 123 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Wim Wenders
Starring Miyako Tanaka, Koji Yakusho, Long Mizuma
Language Japanese With English Subtitles
Country
GermanyJapan

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