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Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005)

Always san-chôme no yûhi (original title)
Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by ... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Yamazaki

Writers:

Ryôhei Saigan (comic), Takashi Yamazaki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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29 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maki Horikita ... Mutsuko Hoshino
Hidetaka Yoshioka Hidetaka Yoshioka ... Ryunosuke Chagawa
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Norifumi Suzuki
Koyuki ... Hiromi Ishizaki
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Tomoe Suzuki
Kazuki Koshimizu Kazuki Koshimizu ... Ippei Suzuki
Kenta Suga Kenta Suga ... Junnosuke Furuyuki
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi ... Saburo
Kaga Mochimaru Kaga Mochimaru ... Yûichirô
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... The Theatre Manager
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo ... The Realtor
Hiroshi Kamido Hiroshi Kamido ... The Postman
Hiroshi Kanbe Hiroshi Kanbe ... The Postman
Magy Magy ... The Butcher
Yôichi Nukumizu Yôichi Nukumizu ... The Bicycle Shopkeeper
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Storyline

Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by Norifumi Suzuki. Suzuki's hair-trigger temper is held somewhat in check by the motherly instincts of his wife, Tomoe, and his young son Ippei immediately bonds with Mutsuko as if she were his older sister. The Suzuki shop lies almost in the shadow of the Tokyo Tower as it rises steadily above the skyline during construction in 1958. Others in the neighborhood also are striving to better themselves as Japan continues to emerge from the shadow of war. Hiromi has just abandoned her shady life as a dancer to start a sake bar. Abandoned by his single mother, young Junnosuke is first handed off to Hiromi but she passes him off to Ryunosuke Chagawa, a struggling writer who runs a candy shop and only manages to sell adventure stories for boys as his serious novels continue to be rejected. Junnosuke is an avid ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Trivia

In the "San Chome no Yuhi", the character of Rokuro Hoshino is a young boy. In this film series, the character is a girl named Mutsuko Hoshino. See more »

Goofs

Just before opening title, Ippei spins the propeller of his toy plane clockwise. When he releases the plane, the propeller is spinning clockwise. The propeller was powered by an elastic band - releasing it would cause the propeller to spin counter-clockwise. The error was noticed in post production but couldn't be fixed without re-shooting the entire continuous one-shot or re-doing the CGI. They decided to leave it in hoping no one would notice (though they revealed the goof in the director's commentary). See more »

Connections

Followed by Always: Sunset on Third Street '64 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

ALWAYS
Performed by D-51
Lyrics by Yasuhide Yoshida
Music and arrangement by IKUMA
Strings arrangement by Naoki Ôtsubo
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Technology and Nostalgia
15 January 2006 | by django-27See all my reviews

This movie is based on 2 things, technology and nostalgia.

Computer graphics reappear the scenery of Tokyo 40 years before,it's so wonderful and filled with humanity.Current Tokyo city might be not so beautiful and humanity lost anywhere,so almost scenery evokes nostalgia.

Although the story is not so rich, fine episodes are often planned. The character of the doctor who lost wife and a child in war is excellent.The figure of the Japanese who were gazing at the future being captured in the past for a while, calls sympathy.

If you have never been to Tokyo City in 1960's,you can go now by seeing this movie.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY14,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,675,638
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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