I Wish (film)
|Directed by||Hirokazu Koreeda|
|Written by||Hirokazu Koreeda|
|Edited by||Hirokazu Koreeda|
|Distributed by||Gaga Communications (Japan)
Magnolia Pictures (US)
|Running time||127 minutes|
I Wish (奇跡 Kiseki?, Lit: Miracle) is a 2011 Japanese film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. This film stars real-life brothers Koki Maeda and Oshiro Maeda, along with veteran actress Kirin Kiki and actor Joe Odagiri.
I Wish tells the story of two young brothers who live separated in different cities and dream of reuniting.
- Kohki Maeda as Kohichi Ohsako, the older brother
- Ohshiro Maeda as Ryunosuke Kinami, the younger brother
- Nene Otsuka as Nozomi Ohsako
- Joe Odagiri as Kenji Kinami
- Ryoga Hayashi as Yu Fukumoto
- Hosinosuke Nagayosi as Shin Ohta
- Kara Uchida as Megumi Ariyoshi
- Kanna Hashimoto as Kanna Hayami
- Rento Isobe as Rento Isobe
- Yui Natsukawa as Kyouko Ariyoshi
- Hiroshi Abe as Mamoru Sakagami, a teacher
- Masami Nagasawa as Sachi Mitsumura, a teacher
- Yoshio Harada as Wataru Yamamoto
- Kirin Kiki as Hideko Ohsako
- Isao Hashizume as Shukichi Ohsako
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." Film Business Asia reported in October 2010 that production had begun.
The film was released in Japan in 11 June 2011.
The soundtrack from the film was created by a band called Quruli.
Track listing on record.
- 鹿児島おはら節 KAGOSHIMA OHARA BUSHI
- プールとタコ焼きと市バス POOL TO TAKOYAKI TO SHI BUS
- 龍之介と父親 RYUUNOSUKE TO CHICHIOYA
- 学校へ行こう GAKKOU HE IKOU
- 周吉と山本 SHUUKICHI TO YAMAMOTO
- 中央駅にて CHUUOU EKI NITE
- 花火だ花火だ HANABI DA HANABI DA
- 鹿児島にて KAGOSHIMA NITE
- ぞわぞわ ZOWAZOWA
- それぞれの日々 SOREZORE NO HIBI
- 軍資金のテーマ GUNSHIKIN NO THEME
- 最終列車 SAISHUU RESSHA
- コスモス COSMOS
- 走れ HASHIRE
- 願い NEGAI
- 帰路 KIRO
- 奇跡 KISEKI
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- Frater, Patrick (2010-10-25). "Gaga blessed by Kore'eda Miracle". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- "奇跡 on eiga.com". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-06-09.
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