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Happy Hour (2015)

Happî awâ (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 December 2015 (Japan)
A slow-burning epic chronicling the emotional journey of four thirty something women in the misty seaside city of Kobe.

Director:

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sachie Tanaka Sachie Tanaka ... Akari
Hazuki Kikuchi Hazuki Kikuchi ... Sakurako
Maiko Mihara Maiko Mihara ... Fumi
Rira Kawamura Rira Kawamura ... Jun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiromi Demura Hiromi Demura ... Hinako
Shoko Fukunaga Shoko Fukunaga ... Mitsu
Yuichiro Ito Yuichiro Ito ... Kawano
Tsugumi Kugai Tsugumi Kugai ... Yoshie
Hiroyuki Miura Hiroyuki Miura ... Takuya
Hajime Sakasho Hajime Sakasho ... Kazama
Shuhei Shibata Shuhei Shibata ... Ukai
Ayaka Shibutani Ayaka Shibutani ... Yuzuki
Reina Shiihashi Reina Shiihashi ... Kozue
Yoshio Shin Yoshio Shin ... Yoshihiko
Yasunobu Tanabe Yasunobu Tanabe ... Kurita
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Storyline

Four women. All in their 30s. Three married, one divorcee. They are able to tell each other anything. Or at least they thought. One day, after losing in divorce court, one of them gives up on a future with their partner and disappears. The three remaining women take a second look at their lives. The long night is full of questions. 'Are you really the you you wanted to be?'

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Drama

Certificate:

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The longest Japanese film ever made. See more »

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An original experience
21 September 2018 | by Sebastien02See all my reviews

This movie focuses on 4 Japanese women in their late thirties. We follow their daily lives and their personal journeys. These 4 friends realize that they are unhappy with their (love) lives and they try to take back control. Several interesting topics are addressed, such as the lack of communication in relationships, the emancipation of women and the quest for self-fulfillment. The 4 non professional actresses give good performances and we get attached to their characters. Being immersed in the Japanese culture is also an enlightening experience. However, the movie is long. Some cuts could have been made.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 December 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Senses 1&2 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,620
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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