Theatrical poster for Poppoya (1999)
|Directed by||Yasuo Furuhata|
Jirō Asada (novel)|
Yoshiki Iwama (screenplay)
|Music by||Ryuichi Sakamoto|
|Edited by||Kiyoaki Saitō|
|Distributed by||Toei Company|
|June 5, 1999|
|Box office||¥2,050,000,000 ($25,825,808)|
Poppoya (鉄道員 Poppoya or Tetsudōin, lit. Railroad Man) is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Yasuo Furuhata. It was Japan's submission to the 72nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony. The film was the 3rd highest-grossing film of the year in Japan.
A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with his career as a railroader. His life takes a turn when he meets a young woman with an interest in trains who resembles his daughter.
- Ken Takakura: Otomatsu Satō
- Shinobu Otake: Shizue Satō
- Ryōko Hirosue: Yukiko Satō
- Hidetaka Yoshioka: Hideo Sugiura
- Masanobu Ando: Toshiyuki Yoshioka
- Ken Shimura: Hajime Yoshioka
- Tomoko Naraoka: Mune Katō
- Yoshiko Tanaka: Akiko Sugiura
- Nenji Kobayashi: Senji Sugiura
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- "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- "Awards for Poppoya (1999)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
- based on Poppoya at AllMovie
- Poppoya on IMDb
- Poppoya at AllMovie
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- "POPPOYA TETSUDO-EN". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
- 鉄道員 (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. External link in
- 鉄道員（ぽっぽや）(1999) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- 鉄道員 ぽっぽや (in Japanese). Variety Japan. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
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