I Wish (film)
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is a 2011 Japanese film edited, written, and directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Japanese people, Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, including ''Nobody Knows (2004 film), Nobody Knows'' (2004), ''Still Wal ...
. This film stars real-life brothers Koki Maeda and Oshiro Maeda, along with veteran actress
Kirin Kiki (15 January 1943 – 15 September 2018) was a Japanese actress for Japanese cinema and television. Biography Kiki was born on January 15, 1943 in Kanda, Tokyo, Kanda, Tokyo. Her father was a master of the ''biwa'' lute and a former police office ...
and actor
Joe Odagiri , better known by his stage name , is a Japanese actor and musician. Personal life Joe Odagiri was born in Tsuyama, Okayama prefecture. Though he was accepted by Kochi University Kochi (), also known as Cochin ( ), is a major port city on t ...
. ''I Wish'' tells the story of two young brothers who got separated and had to live in different cities – one with their father, one with their mother and her parents – and dream of reuniting.


Cast

* Kohki Maeda as Kohichi Ohsako, the older brother * Ohshiro Maeda as Ryunosuke Kinami, the younger brother *
Nene Otsuka is a Japanese actress. She starred in Masahiro Kobayashi (director), Masahiro Kobayashi's film ''Bashing (film), Bashing'', which was screened in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Career Otuska has appeared in films such as Hirokazu ...
as Nozomi Ohsako *
Joe Odagiri , better known by his stage name , is a Japanese actor and musician. Personal life Joe Odagiri was born in Tsuyama, Okayama prefecture. Though he was accepted by Kochi University Kochi (), also known as Cochin ( ), is a major port city on t ...
as Kenji Kinami * Ryoga Hayashi as Yu Fukumoto *Hosinosuke Nagayosi as Shin Ohta *Kyara Uchida as Megumi Ariyoshi *Kanna Hashimoto as Kanna Hayami *Yuna Taira as Yuna Taira *Rento Isobe as Rento Isobe *Yui Natsukawa as Kyouko Ariyoshi *Hiroshi Abe (actor), Hiroshi Abe as Mamoru Sakagami, a teacher *Masami Nagasawa as Sachi Mitsumura, a teacher *Yoshio Harada as Wataru Yamamoto *
Kirin Kiki (15 January 1943 – 15 September 2018) was a Japanese actress for Japanese cinema and television. Biography Kiki was born on January 15, 1943 in Kanda, Tokyo, Kanda, Tokyo. Her father was a master of the ''biwa'' lute and a former police office ...
as Hideko Ohsako *Isao Hashizume as Shukichi Ohsako


Production

Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Japanese people, Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, including ''Nobody Knows (2004 film), Nobody Knows'' (2004), ''Still Wal ...
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.


Release

The film was released in Japan on 11 June 2011.


Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval score of 93%, based on 75 critic reviews, with an average rating of 8.01/10. 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." On Metacritic, the film has an mean (mathematics), average score of 80 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".


Soundtrack

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


References


External links

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Magnolia Pictures official website
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Martonova, A. Boys don't cry: the image of the children as a social problem in Hirokazu Koreeda's films
- In: Central Asian Journal Of Art Studies. Almaty, T. Zhurgehov Kazakh National Academy of Arts, 2016. pр. 55–64 2011 films Films directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda Films set in Japan Films shot in Japan Japanese films Japanese-language films {{2010s-Japan-film-stub