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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Credited cast:
Ms. Mimura (Teacher)
Mr. Sakagami (Teacher)
Hideko (Grandmother)
Joe Odagiri ...
Kenji (Father)
Wataru (Grandfather's Friend)
Kyara Uchida ...
Yui Natsukawa ...
Kyoko (Megumi's Mother)
Kanna Hashimoto ...
Ohshirô Maeda ...
Isao Hashizume ...
Shukichi (Grandfather)
Lily ...
Higashi's Wife
Nene Ohtsuka ...
Nozomi (Mother)
Kôki Maeda ...
Koichi (as Koki Maeda)
Yûna Taira
Yuri Nakamura ...
Ms. Aoki - Nurse


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


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Release Date:

11 June 2011 (Japan)  »

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I Wish  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,919 (USA) (11 May 2012)


$145,697 (USA) (17 August 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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The film's Japanese title, Kiseki, literally means Miracle. See more »


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Two young brothers, Kouichi and Ryuunosuke live apart in Fukuoka and Kagosima because of there parent's divorce. One day they know about a rumour that the person who sees the two new bullet trains passing each other for the first time gains his dream, and they plans to see it to make their wish to live together with their family again. With few friends of them, they goes to their meeting point. This film is very nice. We can see two brother's strong wish and their grow up in their spirits through the trip clearly. However, if I could say one thing, I want to see more about their past, or their life with their parent after they live apart. I could see their desire to live with their family again, but I could not see much trouble or conflict. However other than this, I think this film is very good and moving film.

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