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Happy Hour (2015)

Happî awâ (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 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
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In France, the film was released theatrically in three parts over three weeks, respectively dubbed "1&2", "3&4" and "5". The film was thus advertised as "The First Cinema TV Series". See more »

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Japanese women on the verge
6 February 2021 | by cmnomuraSee all my reviews

Binged this 317-minute realistic drama about four female friends who come to grips with their feelings of doubt and disappointment as they enter middle age, in particular with the relational shortcomings of men. The slow, detailed narrative, with its prolonged scenes and interwoven story lines around a centering drama and unique structural elegance, mesmerized me. This is rare, meaty fare far afield from the happily-ever-after screenplays that are all too common among Japanese movies, at least the ones I've watched heretofore on Amazon Prime.


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Official Sites:

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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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