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Director : KORE-EDA HIROKAZU

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Visionary director Kore-eda Hirokazu casts real-life brothers in a story of childhood dreams and the search for a better life.

Long synopsis

12-year old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in
Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents™ divorce and Koichi’sonly 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.