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When I Met You in Tokyo

December 25, 2023
2hr 3min
Status: released

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When I Met You in Tokyo Movie Details:

Also known asJapanese: 東京で会ったとき, Hepburn: Tōkyō de atta toki)
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release DateDecember 25, 2023
Running Time2hr 3min
Age ratingPG
CastVilma Santos
Christopher de Leon
Darren Espanto
Directed by Rado Peru
Rommel Penesa
Story byRado Peru
Christopher de Leon
Vilma Santos
Screenplay bySuzette Doctolero
Produced byRedgie A. Magno
Cinematography by Shayne Sarte
Edited by Froilan Francia
Music byJessie Lasaten
Production CompanyJG Productions
Distributor Rafaella Films International

When I Met You in Tokyo Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Vilma Santos as Azon
  • Christopher De Leon as Joey
  • Cassy Legaspi as Hannah
  • Darren Espanto as Jomar
  • Kakai Bautista as Sonia
  • Lynn Cruz as Anita
  • John Gabriel as Drew
  • Jacky Woo as Akira
  • Gina Alajar as Susan
  • Gabby Eigenmann as Marlon
  • Kouki Taguchi
  • Lotlot De Leon as Charlene
  • Tirso Cruz III as Edwin


Azon, a feisty and bubbly woman known for the generosity of her heart, meets Joey, a divorcee who still harbors the scars of his ex-wife’s infidelity in this romance-family drama tackling unconditional love, sacrifices and aging from the perspective of two elderly overseas Filipino workers in the winter of their lives.

About When I Met You in Tokyo Movie:

  • When I Met You In Tokyo was produced under JG Productions and was directed by Rado Peru and Rommel Penesa. Suzette Doctolero was the scriptwriter while Shayne Sarte was the cinematographer.
  • The film is about two older Overseas Filipino Workers in Japan. Around 95 percent of the principal photography took place in the East Asian country, with most of the film’s story taking place in the countryside. Filming in Japan started around April 2023.
  • It stars Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon were teamed up in several blockbuster films such as Tag-ulan sa Tag-Araw (1975), Sinasamba Kita (1982), Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan (1983), Imortal (1989), Dekada ’70 (2002), and Mano Po III: My Love (2003).
  • When I Met You In Tokyo premiere in cinemas in the Philippines on December 25, 2023, as one of the official entries of the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film was originally scheduled to be released sometime around September 2023, but JG Productions decided to postpone the release date due to the rainy season.