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I Wish (2011)

Kiseki (original title)
PG | | Drama | 11 June 2011 (Japan)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

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Hirokazu Koreeda

Writer:

Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Masami Nagasawa ... Ms. Mimura (Teacher)
Hiroshi Abe ... Mr. Sakagami (Teacher)
Kirin Kiki ... Hideko (Grandmother)
Kanna Hashimoto ... Kanna
Joe Odagiri ... Kenji (Father)
Yoshio Harada ... Wataru (Grandfather's Friend)
Yui Natsukawa ... Kyoko (Megumi's Mother)
Yuri Nakamura ... Ms. Aoki - Nurse
Kyara Uchida Kyara Uchida ... Megumi
Yûna Taira
Ohshirô Maeda Ohshirô Maeda ... Ryunosuke
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Shukichi (Grandfather)
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi ... Higashi
Kôki Maeda Kôki Maeda ... Koichi (as Koki Maeda)
Nene Ohtsuka Nene Ohtsuka ... Nozomi (Mother)
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Storyline

In Kagoshima, the boy Koichi lives with his mother Nozomi in the house of his grandparents. Koichi misses his younger brother Ryunosuke and his father Kenji, who live in Fukuoka, and he dreams of his family coming together again. One day, Koichi overhears that the energy released by two bullet trains passing by each other would grant wishes and he invites his two best friends, Tasuku and Makoto, to travel to the point of intersection of the two trains. Koichi also tells his plan to Ryunosuke that invites his three best friends to join him. Soon the seven children arrive to the meeting point in the journey of discoveries. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film's Japanese title, Kiseki, literally means Miracle. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Story of Children and Film (2013) See more »

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SHUUKICHI TO YAMAMOTO
Written by Quruli
Performed by Quruli
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Nice..But With Some Bad Acting!
24 February 2019 | by thekingsdomSee all my reviews

As this film got 5/5 stars from The Guardian film critic, and the fact that it's only £2 to rent via Amazon UK, I thought I'd give it a try. I have to say, I enjoyed it, but I did feel it was about 25 minutes too long. I don't know if the director pulled the kids of the street, but some of them totally over acted and some of the dialogue was a bit forced / ad libbed. Now, having said all of that, I enjoyed the film. I liked the fact that it was filmed in Kyuushuu (and not Tokyo), and the story is simple but different. You get a good slice of Japanese culture and also a glimpse of what is must be like living next to an active volcano. Minor moans aside, I liked it. 7/10.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,919, 13 May 2012

Gross USA:

$145,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,371,548
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