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Departing Osaka Station at 0:00 (2006)

Tabi no okurimono 0:00 hatsu (original title)
Several strangers experiencing difficulties in their lives decide to board the train leaving Osaka station at midnight to an unknown destination. The trip becomes a journey of self-discovery that will change their lives.

Director:

Masaki Harada

Writers:

Takashi Shinohara (screenplay), Masatoshi Takeyama (original story)
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Cast overview:
Atsuko Sakurai Atsuko Sakurai
Hanako Takigawa Hanako Takigawa
Hideaki Tokunaga Hideaki Tokunaga
Shirô Taihei Shirô Taihei
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki
Mami Kurosaka Mami Kurosaka
Fumie Kashiyama Fumie Kashiyama
Sakae Umezu
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru
Miki Ishizaka Miki Ishizaka
Tomoaki Ogura Tomoaki Ogura
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
Utae Shôji Utae Shôji ... (as Utae Shoji)
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Storyline

This film is about a train departing Osaka Station at midnight to an unknown destination. The people on this train all have some difficulties in their lives, and they end up on this train. Hanoko is suicidal, Yuka has caught her boyfriend with another woman, Michiru is aimless, Mr. Wakabayashi has just been fired, and one other man just lost his wife. They take the train to Kazumachi, a small village. They decide to stay and enter a small world of discovery about themselves, courtesy of the inhabitants of the village, all of whom are engaging.

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Drama

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Its a Journey To Somewhere
22 July 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film is about a train departing Osaka Station at midnight to an unknown destination. The people on this train all have some difficulties in their lives, and they end up on this train. Hanoko is suicidal, Yuka has caught her boyfriend with another woman, Michiru is aimless, Mr. Wakabayashi has just been fired, and one other man just lost his wife. They take the train to Kazumachi, a small village. They decide to stay and enter a small world of discovery about themselves, courtesy of the inhabitants of the village, all of whom are engaging. The tag line of the film is "Can One Trip Change Your Life". Ah ha! This is a good film which verges on the sweet and sentimental. The lead actress Hanoko is the person that needs the most help, as she agreed then backed out of a suicide circle in which four young people were found dead in a car. Yuka is sweeter than Hanoko, unlucky in love. She becomes much more interesting as the film progresses, as she keeps bumping into the village's young doctor. Michiru needs someone to love her, not necessarily a man, anyone. I like the pace of the film, slowish, but forward. The actors are all good. If you want to see a film that is about feeling struggling to find themselves and gaining perspective in their lives, this is for you. I liked it, it held my attention throughout.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Departing Osaka Station at 0:00 See more »

Filming Locations:

Osaka, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,335
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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