Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (ラヂオの時間, Rajio no Jikan, "The Time of Radio") is a 1997 Japanese film directed by Kōki Mitani.[2] It was popular in Japan upon its release and won 3 Japanese Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Supporting Actor (Nishimura Masahiko).[3]

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
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Directed byKoki Mitani
Screenplay byKoki Mitani[1]
Produced by
Edited byHirohide Abe[1]
Music byTakayuki Hattori[1]
Fuji-TV/Premier International[1]
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 8 November 1997 (1997-11-08) (Japan)
Running time
103 minutes

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A late-night live broadcast of a radio drama begins with none of the cast or crew being pleased with the project. When the lead actress Nokko Senbon (Keiko Toda) decides she won't play her role unless she's allowed to change her character's name, the whole cast eventually insists on changing various parts of the play to their liking. This begins a chain of events that completely changes every aspect of the story and requires the entire staff to participate in completing the drama, all while live on the air.

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Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald was released in Japan on November 8, 1997 where it was distributed by Toho. The film was released by Tidepoint Pictures/Viz Film in the United States in 1999.[1]

The film won the Best Screenplay award at the Mainichi Film Concours. At the Japanese Academy Awards, Masahiko Nishimura won the award for Best Supporting Actor (also for Woman of the Police Protection Program) and for Most Popular Performer, and the film won for Best Sound.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Galbraith IV 2008, p. 401.
  2. ^ "今観ても面白い!三谷幸喜初監督映画『ラヂオの時間". news.liverdoor. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. ^ "ラヂオの時間とは". kotobank. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ "布施明". 松竹. Retrieved 19 March 2020.

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