Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday)
Subarashiki Nichiyobi (One Wonderful Sunday) (1947)

Akira Kurosawa directs this romantic comedy about a pair of lovers struggling to have a pleasant Sunday outing. A young laborer named Yuzo (Isao Numazaki) and his fiancée, Masako (Chieko Nakakita), meet at the train station on their day… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's a carefully composed, elegant, sometimes prescient work, a small-scale love story set against a background of tumultuous social and political change.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A curious mixture of the striking and the woeful

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's like looking for footprints, tracking the master this apprentice was to become.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

microcosm of the Japanese post-war experience

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's a 'little people' comedy in the Frank Capra vein

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The filmmaker at his maudlin worst.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Two young lovers go wandering around town on one wonderful Sunday, but the movie is more serious as it sounds as they think about their futures. I really… More
danny d
a charming and severely underrated kurosawa film. a delightful romance, an easy atmosphere, and the symphony scene at the end was majestic. a bit slow mooving… More
G S
It went on too long and featured characters who I could not care about whatsoever despite the film's attempts to get me to feel sorry for them. The usage… More