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Wild Bunch - I WISH

Kore-eda Hirokazu



Status: Completed

Director(s): Kore-eda Hirokazu

Main cast: Hiroshi Abe, Jô Odagiri, Masami Nagasawa

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’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.


  • Hiroshi Abe, Jô Odagiri, Masami Nagasawa, Yoshio Harada, Kanna Hashimoto, Yui Natsukawa


  • Producer(s): Kentarô Koike, Hijiri Taguchi
  • Director(s): Kore-eda Hirokazu
  • Screenplay: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • DP: Yutaka Yamazaki
  • Editing: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Original Title: KISEKI - MIRACLE
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance

  • Production company: GAGA CORPORATION
  • Production date: 2011
  • Language: Japanese
  • Duration: 128 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby SR / DTS
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2011
  • San Sebastian Film Festival 2011
    Award(s) : Best Screenplay
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
  • Busan International Film Festival 2011
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011
  • BFI London Film Festival 2011
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2012
  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2012
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012
    Award(s) : SIGNIS Award - Special Mention
  • CPH:PIX 2012
  • Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2012
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival Pacific Meridian 2012
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival 2012