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.
Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.
Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.
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
SHUUKICHI TO YAMAMOTO
Written by Quruli
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Nice..But With Some Bad Acting!
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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