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.

What the critics are saying

“Zen and the art of toilet cleaning? You’d better believe it. This is as gentle as it gets — a humble little film, maybe, but an enriching one. It’s a soul-cleanse.”
– Alex Godfrey, Empire Magazine

“In Wim Wenders’ quietly profound “Perfect Days,” all of life’s beauty is found in the eyes of a man looking up at the first gasps of a Tokyo morning as he sets out on his day.”
– Chase Hutchinson, Seattle Times

“Perhaps, in its polite and unassuming way, the film advocates not just a new way of looking, but also a new way of living.”
– Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)