Happy Hour

Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Japan 317 min min Fiction


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?” Catalan première


Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

(Japan, 1978) After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Art in Aesthetics in March 2003, he had been working as an assistant director for film and TV industry for three years. With Happy Hour (2015) he won the Audience Award at D’A 2016. He is now based in Kobe.

Filmography: Asako I & II (2018), Happy Hour (2015, D’A 2016), Touching the Skin of Eeriness (2013), Intimacies (2012), The Sound of Waves (2012), The Depths (2010), Passion (2008), Solaris (2007)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Film information

Original Title: Happî awâ
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Script: Hatano Kobo, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Tadashi Nohara, Tomoyuki Takahashi
Contact: Kobe Workshop Cinema Project
With: Sachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, Rira Kawamura
Country: Japan
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Length: 317 min min
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2016