I Wish (film)

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I Wish
I Wish movie poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Produced by Kentarô Koike
Hijiri Taguchi
Written by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Music by Kishida Shigeru
Cinematography Yutaka Yamasaki
Edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Production
company
Shirogumi Inc.
BIGX
Distributed by Gaga Corporation (Japan)
Magnolia Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 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 edited, written, and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.[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 – one with their father, one with their mother and her parents – and dream of reuniting.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Hirokazu Kore-eda 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 on 11 June 2011.[6]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "Certified Fresh" rating of 93%, based on 70 critics, with an average rating of 8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, " Elliptical and deliberately paced yet steadily absorbing, I Wish presents a beguiling portrait of childhood that grounds its sweetly nostalgic glow with well-rounded characters and attention to detail."[7] On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 80 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

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 (5 February 2011). "Wild Bunch boards Kore-eda bullet train". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 12 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Rahimi, Rama (3 May 2010). "Interview: Hirokazu Kore-eda (Air Doll)". Ioncinema. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Frater, Patrick (25 October 2010). "Gaga blessed by Kore'eda Miracle". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "奇跡 on eiga.com". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "I Wish (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "I Wish Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 

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