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Perfect Days

  • The Tokyo Toilet Project (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2022-2023 | Series Of Episodes, Tragicomedy | Germany, Japan

Shooting data

Filming regionsJapan

Project data

Length of movie2h 3min
Aspect ratio4:3 (1 : 1,33)
Distribution formatDCP
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)



Brief synopsis

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.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Kôji YakushoHirayama [L]
Min TanakaHomeless [GS]
Arisa NakanoNiko [SR]
Aoi YamadaAya [SR]
Yumi AsoKeiko [SR]
Sayuri IshikawaMama [SR]
Tomokazu MiuraTomoyama [SR]
Tokio Emoton.a. [SR]


Post production supervisorDominik Bollen
Vfx supervisorKalle Max Hofmann
ColoristPhilipp Orgassa
Digital intermediate engineerBenedikt Kaiser
Digital intermediate assistantVincent Olufemi
Director of photographyFranz Lustig
Casting directorMotokawa Masanobu
Costume designerIga Daisuke
DirectorWim Wenders
EditorToni Froschhammer
EditorClementine Decremps
Online editorSven Hegen
Assistant editorSimone Trotta
Assistant editorFacundo Nahuel Sanchez
GafferJun Tanaka
Key makeup artist/hair stylistKatsuhiko Yuhmi
ProducerWim Wenders
Executive producerKoji Yanai
Co-producerTakuma Takasaki
Co-producerKeiko Tominaga
Co-producerYasushi Okuwa
Co-producerReiko Kunieda
Co-producerKota Yabana
Production designerKuwajima Towako
Production managerMotoki Masuda
Location coordinatorTakahashi Ko
ScreenwriterWim Wenders
ScreenwriterTakuma Takasaki
Dialog editorAlexander Buck
Sound designerMatthias Lempert
Sound designerFrank Kruse

Distribution / Sales companies

A Contracorriente Films [es]
Spain (Theatrical)
Spain (Theatrical)
Bad Unicorn [ro]
Film distribution in Romania
Film distribution in Romania
DCM Film Distribution GmbH [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)
Feelgood Entertainment [gr]
Greece (theatrical)
Greece (theatrical)
Gutek Film [pl]
Poland (theatrical)
Poland (theatrical)
Haut et Court [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
The Match Factory GmbH [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Wim Wenders2024Academy Awards (Oscars) [us]
International Feature Film
International Feature FilmNominated
Wim Wenders2024César Awards [fr]
Best International Film
Best International FilmNominated
Wim Wenders2023Gilde Filmpreis [de]
ex aequo
ex aequoWinner
Kôji Yakusho2023Festival de Cannes [fr]
Best Actor
Best ActorWinner


2023CanadaTIFF - Toronto Int. Film Festival
2023GermanyFilm Festival Cologne
2023GermanyFilmfest Osnabrück
2023GermanyFilmkunstmesse Leipzig
2023USANew York Film Festival
2023FranceFestival de Cannes
Official Selection - Competition
Official Selection - Competition
2023GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
2023PolandIFF New Horizons
Visa Gala Screenings
Visa Gala Screenings
2023AustriaViennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival

Cinema releases and premieres

Theatre releasePolandFriday, 12/04/2024
Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 22/02/2024
Theatre releaseRomaniaFriday, 26/01/2024Film distribution in Romania: Bad Unicorn [ro]
Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 12/01/2024
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 21/12/2023
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 29/11/2023
PremiereThursday, 25/05/2023Festival de Cannes [fr]