I Wish (film)

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I Wish
I Wish movie poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
Written by Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematography Yutaka Yamasaki
Editing by Hirokazu Koreeda
Distributed by Gaga Communications (Japan)
Magnolia Pictures (US)
Release dates
  • 11 June 2011 (2011-06-11) (Japan)
Running time 127 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $1,543,385[1]

I Wish (奇跡 Kiseki?, Lit: Miracle) is a 2011 Japanese film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.[2] This film stars real-life brothers Koki Maeda and Oshiro Maeda, along with veteran actress Kirin Kiki and actor Joe Odagiri.[3]

I Wish tells the story of two young brothers who live separated in different cities and dream of reuniting.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Hirokazu Koreeda started with the basic premise of the film but did not write the script until after the lead child actors had been cast, so that he could "get more ideas from them."[4] Film Business Asia reported in October 2010 that production had begun.[5]

Release[edit]

The film was released in Japan in 11 June 2011.[6]

Reception[edit]

The film holds a 94% "Certified Fresh" rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack from the film was created by a band called Quruli.

Track listing on record.

  1. 鹿児島おはら節 KAGOSHIMA OHARA BUSHI
  2. プールとタコ焼きと市バス POOL TO TAKOYAKI TO SHI BUS
  3. 龍之介と父親 RYUUNOSUKE TO CHICHIOYA
  4. 学校へ行こう GAKKOU HE IKOU
  5. 周吉と山本 SHUUKICHI TO YAMAMOTO
  6. 中央駅にて CHUUOU EKI NITE
  7. 花火だ花火だ HANABI DA HANABI DA
  8. 鹿児島にて KAGOSHIMA NITE
  9. ぞわぞわ ZOWAZOWA
  10. それぞれの日々 SOREZORE NO HIBI
  11. 軍資金のテーマ GUNSHIKIN NO THEME
  12. 最終列車 SAISHUU RESSHA
  13. コスモス COSMOS
  14. 走れ HASHIRE
  15. 願い NEGAI
  16. 帰路 KIRO
  17. 奇跡 KISEKI

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=iwish.htm
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 158. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  3. ^ Frater, Patrick (2011-02-05). "Wild Bunch boards Kore-eda bullet train". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  4. ^ Rahimi, Rama (2010-05-03). "Interview: Hirokazu Kore-eda (Air Doll)". Ioncinema. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  5. ^ Frater, Patrick (2010-10-25). "Gaga blessed by Kore'eda Miracle". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  6. ^ "奇跡 on eiga.com". eiga.com. Retrieved 2011-06-09. (Japanese)
  7. ^ "I Wish". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 

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