Perfect Days

by Wim Wenders

Perfect Days


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.


Wim Wenders (born 1945) came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of German Cinema during the 1970’s and is now considered one of the most important figures in contemporary film. In addition to his many prize-winning feature films, his work as a scriptwriter, director, producer, photographer and author also encompasses an abundance of innovative documentary films.

His career as a filmmaker began in 1967 when Wenders enrolled at the newly founded University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich). Parallel to his studies, he also worked as a film critic for a number of years. Upon graduating from the academy in 1971, he founded, together with fifteen other directors and authors, the Filmverlag der Autoren, a film distribution company for German auteur films, which organized the production, rights administration and distribution of their own independent films.


1971 The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
1973 Alice in the Cities
1975 Wrong Move
1976 Kings of the Road
1977 The American Friend
1982 The State of Things
1984 Paris, Texas
1985 Tokyo-Ga
1987 Wings of Desire
1993 Faraway, So Close!
1994 Until the End of the World - Director's Cut
1997 The End of Violence
1999 Buena Vista Social Club
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
2004 Land of Plenty
2005 Don’t Come Knocking
2011 PINA
2014 The Salt of the Earth
2016 The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
2018 Pope Francis - A MAN OF HIS WORD
2023 Anselm


Koji Yakusho as Hirayama
Tokio Emoto as Takashi
Arisa Nakano as Niko
Aoi Yamada as Aya
Yumi Aso as Keiko
Sayuri Ishikawa as Mama
Tomokazu Miura as Tomoyama
Min Tanaka as Homeless


Director, Scriptwriter: Wim Wenders
Scriptwriter: Takuma Takasaki
Produced by: Koji Yanai
Executive producer: Koji Yakusho
Producers: Wim Wenders, Takuma Takasaki
Co-producers: Reiko Kunieda, Keiko Tominaga, Kota Yabana, Yasushi Okuwa
Line producer: Yusuke Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Franz Lustig
Editor: Toni Froschhammer
Dream sound design & re-recording mixer: Matthias Lempert
Dream installations: Donata Wenders
Dream installation editor: Clémentine Decremps
Production Designer: Towako Kuwajima
Costume Designer: Daisuke Iga
Hair & make-up artist: Katsuhiko Yuhmi
Casting Director: Masunobu Motokawa
Location Manager: Ko Takahashi
Post Production supervisor: Dominik Bollen
VFX Supervisor: Kalle Max Hofmann
Sound Designer: Frank Kruse

Technical Data

Original title: PERFECT DAYS
International title: PERFECT DAYS
Duration: 124 min
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Format: DCP
Sound: 5.1
Year: 2023
Original language: Japanese
Countries of production: Japan
Production Companies: MASTER MIND Ltd., Spoon Inc., Wenders Images GbR

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