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Program Title: One Wonderful Sunday (1982)
EASC Code: JO-08
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Fiction
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Home Vision Entertainment
Release Date:
Running Time: 108 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: Kurosawa collaborated with former school chum Keinosuke Uekusa on this script, the story of a young engaged couple whose attempts at dating often are frustrated by a dehumanizing modern city. Masako and Yuko meet on Sunday to steal small pleasures in the midst of the harshness and corruption of Tokyo life, but find that kindness is often overlooked. Their ultimate dream is to hear a performance of Shubert's Unfinished Symphony, the musical metaphor for their relationship. Will they succeed? Kurosawa breaks the fourth wall to let the audience decide -- making One Wonderful Sunday one of the first interactive feature films, and one of his most charming and light-hearted works.
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