Writer and director Ryusuke Hamaguchi first came to international notice when his graduation film Passion was selected for the Zabaltegi Section of San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2008 as well as the Tokyo FILMeX competition. Since then he has crafted feature and documentary feature films including The Depths (2010), the Tohoku Trilogy documentary series (2011—13), and feature films Intimacies (2012) and Touching the Skin of Eeriness (2013). Happy Hour’s screenplay was awarded a Special Mention at Locarno.

Accolades

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Tadashi Nohara and Tomoyuki Takahashi
Best Screenplay, 2016

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Tadashi Nohara and Tomoyuki Takahashi

Best Screenplay, 2016

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Tadashi Nohara and Tomoyuki Takahashi

Happy Hour

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2016 Writer and director Ryusuke Hamaguchi first came to international notice when his graduation film Passion was selected for the Zabaltegi Section of San…

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Films

Happy Hour
2015

Happy Hour

Japan
2015

Happy Hour

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2016 part1. Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi, four women living in Kobe believe that they can confide in each other about anything.…

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