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Always: Sunset on Third Street (live-action movie)

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Alternative title:
Always San-chōme no Yūhi (Japanese)
ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 (Japanese)
ALWAYS 幸福の三丁目 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, slice of life
Plot Summary: In 1958, while construction of the Tokyo Tower is being carried out, Mutsuko, a young girl boards a train to Tokyo where she has been accepted for work at Suzuki Auto. From the employer description on the job offer, she believes Suzuki Auto to be a large automobile company but in actual fact, it is a small car repair shop. In the time the misunderstanding is forgiven and she works with her employer to build Suzuki Auto into a bigger business and gets to know the various neighbours that live in the same area.
Running time: 133 minutes
Vintage: 2005-11-05
Premiere date:
2005-11-05 (Japan)
2006-04-20 (Thailand)
2007-03-23 (Taiwan)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"ALWAYS" by D-51
Official website:
Won 13 of 14 nominations for the 29th Japan Academy Prize (2006):
Picture of the Year
Director of the Year: Takashi Yamazaki
Screenplay of the Year: Takashi Yamazaki and Ryota Kosawa
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Hidetaka Yoshioka
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Shinichi Tsutsumi
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Hiroko Yakushimaru
Outstanding Achievement in Music: Naoki Sato
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Kozo Shibazaki
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Kenichi Mizuno
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Anri Jojo
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording: Hitoshi Tsurumaki
Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing: Ryuji Miyajima
Rookie of the Year: Maki Horikita
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Japanese Box Office (Dec 12, 2005)
Japanese Box Office (Nov 14, 2005)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Music: Naoki Satō
Original creator: Ryohei Saigan
Art Director: Anri Jojo
Sound Director: Hitoshi Tsurumaki
Director of Photography: Kozo Shibazaki
Executive producer:
Seiji Okuda
Shuji Abe

Editing: Ryuji Miyajima
Lighting Director: Kenichi Mizuno
Visual Effects: Kiyoko Shibuya
Hidetaka Yoshioka as Ryunosuke Chagasawa
Hiroko Yakushimaru as Tomoe Suzuki
Koyuki as Hiromi Ishizaki
Maki Horikita as Mutsuko Hoshino
Masako Motai as Kin Ōta
Shinichi Tsutsumi as Norifumi Suzuki
Tomokazu Miura as Dr. Shirō Takuma

Kazuki Koshimizu as Ippei Suzuki
Kenta Suga as Jūnosuke Furuyuki
Japanese companies
Production: TOHO
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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