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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

Summary: Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents’ divorce and Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.(Magnolia Pictures)
Runtime: 128 min
Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/iwish/
Production: Bandai Visual Company
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Director Credit
Hirokazu Koreeda Director
Writer Credit
Hirokazu Koreeda Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Koki Maeda Koichi
Ohshirô Maeda Ryunosuke
Cast Credit
Cara Uchida Cast
Hiroshi Abe Mr. Sakagami (Teacher)
Hoshinosuke Yoshinaga Cast
Isao Hashizume Shukichi (Grandfather)
Jô Odagiri Kenji (Father)
Kanna Hashimoto Kanna
Kirin Kiki Hideko (Grandmother)
Koki Maeda Cast
Masami Nagasawa Ms. Mimura (Teacher)
Nene Ohtsuka Cast
Ohshirô Maeda Cast
Rento Isobe Rento
Ryôga Hayashi Tasuku
Seinosuke Nagayoshi Makoto
Yoshio Harada Wataru (Grandfather's Friend)
Yui Natsukawa Kyoko (Megumi's Mother)
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