New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

Closes April 18
🇯🇵 Rated 96% Fresh & Nominated for an Oscar

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
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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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