12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents’ divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed. Koreeda, perhaps the cinematic heir to Ozu, coaxes wonderfully naturalistic performances from his child actors in a film full of heart: a feel-good movie at the highest level.


Hirokazu Koreeda

Japan 2011 128m