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Genre Drama
Running Time 128 min
Release Date May 11, 2012
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I Wish (Kiseki)

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… Show more

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May 25, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

When some filmmakers focus on children or childishness, they’re often just interested in nostalgia for childhood. The kids in Wes Anderson’s films and in a lot of movies Steven Spielberg produces are generic placeholders or evocations of other times and eras and experiences — loss of virginity, love of movies, discovery of a bygone world, precociousness as a means of self-flattery. It’s not always false. But with a director like Hirokazu Koreeda, you never feel a childhood being remembered or a quaint longing for a lost moment in time. Children are simply people. They have inner lives and worries and desires.

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