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It should be boring – but it never is: Perfect Days reviewed

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

Perfect Days

PG, Key cities

Wim Wenders’s Perfect Days is a film about a Tokyo public toilet cleaner and if the gentle, meditative narrative doesn’t grab you, the toilets almost certainly will. (Trust me. They’re incredible.)

It stars Koji Yakusho and, as much as it is set in Tokyo, it is also set on Yakusho’s face, which is so expressive and open that it’s capable of conveying depths of emotion even when in repose.

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