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Happy Hour

Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke
Info
  • Japan│
  • 2015│
  • 317min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Four women are in their 30s. After one disappears, the three take looks back at their lives. The long night is full of the question: Are you really yourself who you wanted to be?

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
136 2016. 04. 29 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 HEK15
401 2016. 05. 02 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 HEK15
601 2016. 05. 04 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 HEK15

Review

Completed under the Kobe Workshop Cinema Project, the film tells a story of four friends; housewife, nurse, cafe worker and curator. They have concerns about love, work, and relationships. Unlike their calm appearances, their lives have slight cracks. Their story goes into unexpected direction. The innovation of the film is that the director pulls this 5-hour marathon drama without any particular event. Hamaguchi Rhysuke focuses on showing words and emotions that we just think but don’t express normally. Plots are controlled by the mystery of human relationship and the impact of exposed words and actions. While the camera captures monotonous scenes, conversations and behaviors, it shows the result of cracks in a comfortable and peaceful life. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke
Screenplay HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, NOHARA Tadashi
Producer TAKATA Satoshi, OKAMOTO Hideyuki
Cinematography KITAGAWA Yoshio
Music ABE Umitaro
Sound MATSUNO Izumi
Cast TANAKA Sachie, KIKUCHI Hazuki, MIHARA Maiko, KAWAMURA Rira

Director

HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Born in 1978. Majored Aesthetics at University of Tokyo and graduated at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008. Passion(2008) is his graduation film and officially selected in Zabaltegi section of San Sebastian International Film Festival and Tokyo FILMeX competition. His filmography includes The Depths(2010), Intimacies(2012) and Touching the Skin of Eeriness(2013). Happy Hour is his first feature film.

Trailer

(Happy Hour) DIR. HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Four women are in their 30s. After one disappears, the three take looks back at their lives. The long night is full of the question: Are you really yourself who you wanted to be?