Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald


1h 43m 1998

Brief Synopsis

At a Tokyo radio station, a woman, Miyako, has submitted the winning entry in a radio play writing contest. "A Woman of Fate" its called, a sentimental melodrama to be directed by Kudo in a calm and professional manner. However, everyone else is nervous and when the temperamental lead actress decide

Film Details

Also Known As
Radio no jikan, Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Fortissimo Films; Lighthouse Entertainment; Toho Company Ltd.
Distribution Company
Tidepoint Pictures/Viz Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

At a Tokyo radio station, a woman, Miyako, has submitted the winning entry in a radio play writing contest. "A Woman of Fate" its called, a sentimental melodrama to be directed by Kudo in a calm and professional manner. However, everyone else is nervous and when the temperamental lead actress decides to change her character's name from Risuko to Mary Jane and from a house-wife to a careerist lawyer, things being to spin out of control. As the night wears on, the play turns into a disaster thriller with a breaking dam and lost spaceships, while the author freaks out and the cast struggles gamely to keep the play afloat.

Film Details

Also Known As
Radio no jikan, Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Fortissimo Films; Lighthouse Entertainment; Toho Company Ltd.
Distribution Company
Tidepoint Pictures/Viz Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Triple award winner for Japan's 1997 Academy prize including best screenplay, best supporting actor, and best sound.

Released in United States Fall September 8, 1999

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States September 17, 1999

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) February 11-22, 1998.

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall September 8, 1999

Released in United States September 17, 1999 (Music Hall; Los Angeles)