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Happî awâ (2015)

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 ... See full summary »


Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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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


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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Release Date:

12 December 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Hour See more »

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1.85 : 1
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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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21 November 2018 | by xkh-33182See all my reviews

Those looking to see pretty Japanese women should not bother. This is the last film you will find a pretty woman in. Instead, the director dishes out social realism and depicts Japanese women as they are and as they interact in modern society. Watch for a candid shot of that corner of the world. Do not watch if you are a japanophile or partial to the fantasy of what a Japanese woman looks like. It is a horror movie.

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