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Then Summer Came

Written & Directed by Ryo Iwamatsu

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure t repent. – Socrates

The most popular young couple from the smash hit TV drama “Jiko Keisatsu”(a.k.a. The Outlaw Police), Joe Odagiri and Kumiko Aso try to get married by Japanese traditional match making.
Will it be successful?


A humorous wedding story fueled by a rather no-good father and son, disguised as the old and new “good guys.” The father Nobuo, and his son Tamio, are unable to mature, unable to break the parent-child roles, have no sense of responsibility, and keep holding on to the past. The pair is overwhelmed by all the colorful characters around them telling them what to do. They go to strenuous and humorous efforts to make Tamio's wedding an event to remember.

Director's Profile : Ryo Iwamatsu

Ryo Iwamatsu has won numerous theatrical awards including Kunio Kishida Drama Prize which is as prestigious as the Akutagawa Literary Award. He is ranked among the great masters such as Yukio Ninagawa, Hisashi Inoue, Shoji Kokami and Hideki Noda. Even as a screenwriter and actor, the multi-talented Ryo Iwatmatsu is a leading contributor to Japanese culture. This film represents the culmination of 20 years of work by Iwamatsu and has caused a stir in the field of Japanese film. Moreover, it is a huge collaboration by current stars of Japanese film including Joe Odagiri, Yoshio Harada, Shinobu Otake, Kaouru Kobayashi, and Kumiko Aso and others, who were raised in the field of Japanese cinema, and have improved their acting in many respects.


Written and Directed by Ryo Iwamatsu
Joe Odagiri, Yoshio Harada, Kumiko Aso, Shinobu Otake, Kaouru Kobayashi
© 2007 THEN SUMMER CAME Film Partners

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Then Summer Came