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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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Director:
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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Cast

 

Hiroshi Abe ... Mr. Sakagami (Teacher)

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

Yoshio Harada ... Wataru (Grandfather's Friend)
Yui Natsukawa ... Kyoko (Megumi's Mother)
Kanna Hashimoto ... Kanna
Kirin Kiki ... Hideko (Grandmother)
Yuri Nakamura ... Ms. Aoki - Nurse
Kôki Maeda ... Koichi (as Koki Maeda)
Nene Ohtsuka ... Nozomi (Mother)
Kyara Uchida ... Megumi
Ohshirô Maeda ... Ryunosuke
Lily ... Higashi's Wife
Isao Hashizume ... Shukichi (Grandfather)
Ryôsei Tayama ... Wataru's Friend
Yûna Taira
Ryôga Hayashi ... Tasuku
Chôei Takahashi ... Higashi
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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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
more magic from Koreeda, 23 April 2012
Author: jamesdamnbrown.com/movies from jamesdamnbrown.com

If, as many have pointed out, Koreeda is Ozu's cinematic heir, then I Wish is Koreeda's take on Ozu's Good Morning. Both films focus on adorable young kids and Japanese family life, and I have no qualms about saying between the two films, Koreeda easily outdoes Ozu. Not only is Koreeda's depiction of children subtler and more intuitive (no fart jokes here), but he coaxes wonderfully naturalistic performances from his child actors. Is there a director alive who does better work with kids than Koreeda? The movie really takes flight once the kids hit the road on their quest, and I loved the Ozu-ish part where they meet an elderly couple that takes in all the children for a night. Just a wonderful movie with tons of heart. Puts the human in humanistic filmmaking.

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