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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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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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A wonderful movie film.
25 December 2006 | by apple_pie_17See all my reviews

It begins with a view from a young girl getting her grand dream of working in Tokyo and expands into such a complex story. A wonderfully written movie with a great story telling of humanity and lessons of life that everyone can learn from. It's a beautiful movie. Why isn't it here in the US??? I saw the movie en-route to Tokyo in March 2006. there were a lot of foreign films that are very well down, perhaps, American film makers should watch more foreign films and learn how to tell a story right. This movie alone worth my trip and I will always travel on China Airlines for it's good choice of movies. Movies like this should be imported more often. All actors done a good job. I have only cried about a movie twice before, this is the 3rd film made me cry!


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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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