"Early Autumn" is a special drama of 60th anniversary of the start of CBC.
Producer: Kotaro Komori, Katsuko Hara
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Noriko Nakagoshi
Based on the novel "Hyoheki" (Wall of ice) by Yasushi Inoue
Focus on a man in baby boomer who has given himself up to his work for his life. Nowadays, Japan has problems of children's separation from their parents. Meanwhile, also parents have the same separation struggle from their children. This drama digs in the eternal theme of family and love through a man's confusion to face the separation.
A widower, Matsubara feels empty since his daughter's marriage and seeks solace in a class reunion in Kyoto. During his trip to Kyoto, a friend Yamabe innocently confers on Yamabe's daughter Reiko, 27, working at an exclusive nightclub that worries her father. With a simple interest, Matsubara is taken to the club and meets a grown-up beautiful lady, Reiko. The story between them starts after this 10 years.
*Monte-Carlo TV Festival 2012 - Best Director Golden Nymphs Award