It All Began When I Met You

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It All Began When I Met You
Subete wa kimi ni aeta kara movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKatsuhide Motoki
Produced by
  • Kentaro Koike
  • Shinzo Matsuhashi
Written byAtsuko Hashibe
Music byYoshihiro Ike
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Running time
106 minutes

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.[1] Inspired by the 2003 British romantic comedy Love Actually,[2] the film is made up of six separate stories revolving around ten people at Tokyo Station just before Christmas.[3] It was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tokyo Station, and was filmed with full cooperation by the railway company JR East.[2]


  1. Eve no Koibito (イヴの恋人, Christmas Eve Lover)
  2. Enkyori Renai (遠距離恋愛, Long-distance Love Affair)
  3. Christmas no Yūki (クリスマスの勇気, Christmas Courage)
  4. Christmas Present (クリスマスプレゼント)
  5. Nibun no Ichi Seijinshiki (二分の一成人式, Half a Coming-of-age Ceremony)
  6. Okurete Kita Present (遅れてきたプレゼント, Belated Present)


Story 1: Eve no Koibito[edit]

Story 2: Enkyori Renai[edit]

Story 3: Christmas no Yūki[edit]

Story 4: Christmas Present[edit]

Story 5: Nibun no Ichi Seijinshiki[edit]

Story 6: Okurete Kita Present[edit]

Special screenings[edit]

The film was screened at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival on 23 October 2013.[4]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Cast revealed for upcoming movie 'Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta Kara'". Tokyohive Movies. Japan: 6Theory Media, LLC. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  4. ^ "It All Began When I Met You". Japan: Tokyo International Film Festival. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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