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: June 25, 1947
DVD 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

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: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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
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