Always: Sunset on Third Street

2005 — 2012
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Always: Sunset on Third Street (ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 Ōruweizu: San-chōme no Yūhi) is a 2005 Japanese film co-written and directed by the Japanese filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki, based on Ryōhei Saigan's long-running manga Sanchōme no Yūhi. The plot takes place in a small community in post-war Tokyo, and follows some of the residents over one year as Tokyo Tower is being built. Norifumi Suzuki runs a small auto repair shop, where he lives with his wife and son. A young girl from Aomori prefecture, comes to live with them and work as Suzuki's apprentice. Ryūnosuke Chagawa lives across the street and runs a small shop out of his house. He writes serial novels called "Shōnen Bōken-dan" ("The Young Boys Adventure Club"). Despite the difficulties in the characters' lives, the film has many light-hearted moments; a nostalgia for post-war Japanese "good old days".
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