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Christmas on July 24th Avenue

Original Title:
7月24日通りのクリスマス
© 2006 TOHO / TV ASAHI / SDP / HDYMP / CORE / ABC / NBN © 2006 TOHO / TV ASAHI / SDP / HDYMP / CORE / ABC / NBN

Story

Sayuri, a homely office girl in Nagasaki, yearns for a dream man to sweep her up off her feet and take her to July 24th Avenue in Lisbon, Portugal, her idealized paradise.
Her world is turned upside down when she runs into her old high school crush, Satoshi. The talented lighting technician surprises her with newfound intimacy. After changing her appearance to please him, her anxieties prevent her from making further romantic advances: Is she making a mistake?
Meanwhile, her handsome brother, Koji, comes home with his girlfriend, Megumi, whose common appearance is reminiscent of Sayuri some weeks ago. Desperate to restart his career, Satoshi misses his date with Sayuri to meet Akiko who has offered to help find him work. After being stood up, Sayuri is shocked to find that Satoshi has been with Akiko all evening. Assuming the worst, she is driven by jealousy to give up her love without knowing the truth.
The wedding of Koji and Megumi is held in a chapel on Christmas Eve. Megumi hesitates as she remembers Sayuri’s warning: Perhaps she too is making a mistake.
As Christmas rushes nearer, the lovers must search deep within their hearts to find what they have been looking for. Will Sayuri ever have her day on July 24th Avenue?

Data

Original Story
Shuichi Yoshida
Director
Shosuke Murakami
Screenplay
Arisa Kaneko
Producer
Tomoyo Nihira
Hideki Inada
Cast
Takao Osawa
Miki Nakatani
Music
Takayuki Hattori
Director of Photography
Hiroshi Takase
Editing
Masaaki Yamamoto
Production Design
Yuji Tsuzuki
Release Date in Japan
2006.11.3
Runtime
108min.
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