Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda - 2011 - Japan - 2hr 8min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
'Koichi lives with his mother 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 open soon, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will happen the moment these new trains first pass each other. With help Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.
"Every performance works, every character fits, every observation rings true." Time Out
Nate says: A really touching film with impressive performances from the two boys.'
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Meet at 1900 in the bar. Film starts at 1930.