A very secret hero
by Wim Wenders
Drama. 2:05 a.m. Now in theaters.
In Perfect Days, neither actions in abundance nor breathtaking suspense, but beautiful refined sequences revealing the daily life of Hirayama, a fifty-year-old working cleaning public toilets in Tokyo. Formidably played by Koji Yakusho – winner of the Best Actor Award at the last Cannes Film Festival – this discreet man leads a simple and profoundly rich life.
Contemplator of the dance of leaves in the wind, keen on literature and photography, Hirayama knows how to find beauty in the smallest details of his life. At the wheel of his van, this silent man watches the world go by while listening to Otis Redding, Patti Smith and Lou Reed…
And while many questions remain about the past of this very secretive hero, everything indicates that he finds a form of fulfillment by putting himself in the service of others, with humility. This film is to be experienced as a poetic and contemplative experience. A real gem.
Our opinion: PPP