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I Wish (2011) More at IMDbPro »Kiseki (original title)

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I Wish -- 12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed.

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Writer:
Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 June 2011 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A nice film, definitely not a GREAT film See more (16 total) »

Cast

 

Hiroshi Abe ... Mr. Sakagami (Teacher)

Masami Nagasawa ... Ms. Mimura (Teacher)
Jô Odagiri ... Kenji (Father)
Kanna Hashimoto ... Kanna

Yoshio Harada ... Wataru (Grandfather's Friend)
Yui Natsukawa ... Kyoko (Megumi's Mother)
Kirin Kiki ... Hideko (Grandmother)
Yuri Nakamura ... Ms. Aoki - Nurse
Nene Ohtsuka ... Nozomi (Mother)
Ryôsei Tayama ... Wataru's Friend
Kôki Maeda ... Koichi (as Koki Maeda)
Isao Hashizume ... Shukichi (Grandfather)
Chôei Takahashi ... Higashi
Lily ... Higashi's Wife
Ohshirô Maeda ... Ryunosuke
Kyara Uchida ... Megumi
Ryôga Hayashi ... Tasuku
Yûna Taira
Shunsuke Godai ... Wataru's Friend
Rento Isobe ... Rento
Masahito Irie ... Kenji's Friend
Kazuaki Shimizu ... Policeman
Seinosuke Nagayoshi ... Makoto

Directed by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Writing credits
Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)

Produced by
Kentarô Koike .... producer
Satomi Odake .... co-producer
Hijiri Taguchi .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Yutaka Yamazaki (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Casting by
Yoshiko Arae 
 

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Also Known As:
"Kiseki" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and smoking
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128 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A nice film, definitely not a GREAT film, 15 August 2012
Author: Filaipus

Siblings try to find a way out of the circumstances imposed on them by their parents. Their lives are turned upside down when their parents divorce and custody arrangements split them up. Twelve-year-old Koichi ends up with his mother Nozomi, and they move in with her parents in a small village where she gets a job at a supermarket. Koichi's younger brother Ryunosuke, meanwhile, moves in with his dad Kenji, a struggling musician who can't hold on to a day job. The brothers miss each other and want to bring their parents back together, and when they hear of an urban legend that if two people make the same wish at the same time while watching two bullet trains pass one another, the wish will immediately come true, they decide this is the way to reunite the family.

It has its funny moments and it reminds you of your childhood (if you are more that 25 years old haha). The concept idea is a good one and the performance its quite good too. I was expecting way more to say the true, but everyone has its own tastes. Worth watching? 1 time, yes.

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