It All Began When I Met You
|It All Began When I Met You|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Katsuhide Motoki|
|Written by||Atsuko Hashibe|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
It All Began When I Met You (すべては君に逢えたから Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta kara?) is a 2013 Japanese film directed by Katsuhide Motoki, and released by Warner Bros. in Japan on 22 November 2013. Inspired by the 2003 British romantic comedy Love Actually, the film is made up of six separate stories revolving around ten people at Tokyo Station just before Christmas. It was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tokyo Station, and was filmed with full cooperation by the railway company JR East.
- Eve no Koibito (イヴの恋人?, Christmas Eve Lover)
- Enkyori Renai (遠距離恋愛?, Long-distance Love Affair)
- Christmas no Yūki (クリスマスの勇気?, Christmas Courage)
- Christmas Present (クリスマスプレゼント?)
- Nibun no Ichi Seijinshiki (二分の一成人式?, Half a Coming-of-age Ceremony)
- Okurete Kita Present (遅れてきたプレゼント?, Belated Present)
Story 1: Eve no Koibito
- Hiroshi Tamaki as Kazuki Kuroyama, a company president
- Rin Takanashi as Reiko Sasaki, an aspiring actress
Story 2: Enkyori Renai
- Fumino Kimura as Yukina Yamaguchi, a fashion designer
- Masahiro Higashide as Takumi Tsumura, a construction worker
Story 3: Christmas no Yūki
- Tsubasa Honda as Natsumi Otomo, a cake shop employee
Story 4: Christmas Present
Story 5: Nibun no Ichi Seijinshiki
- Saburo Tokito as Masayuki Miyazaki, a train driver
- Nene Otsuka as Saori Miyazaki, Masayuki's wife
- Ryutaro Yamasaki as Koji Miyazaki, their son
Story 6: Okurete Kita Present
- Chieko Baisho as Kotoko Oshima, a Tokyo Station pastry shop employee
- Nenji Kobayashi as Taizo Matsuura
- Ouellette, Kevin (2 September 2013). "Trailer for the Japanese version of "Love Actually" (It All Began When I Met You)". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- 映画「すべては君に逢えたから」11月22日より公開 [Film "Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta kara" to be released on 22 November]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- "Cast revealed for upcoming movie 'Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta Kara'". Tokyohive Movies. Japan: 6Theory Media, LLC. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- "It All Began When I Met You". Japan: Tokyo International Film Festival. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- Official website (Japanese)
- It All Began When I Met You at KineNote (Japanese)
- It All Began When I Met You at the Internet Movie Database