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 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.
I WAS SO RELUCTANT TO LET GO OF THE MOVIE THAT I SAT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE FINAL CREDITS. The whole second half of the film is a nonstop smile.´- Stuart Klawans, The Nation
“A REMARKABLY CREDIBLE REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD FANTASY AND LONGING.” – Chris Chang, Film Comment
“A lovely and piquant examination of childhood.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
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