U certificateI Wish is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a U certificate.

I Wish is a 4 star programme

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I Wish (2011)

Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's critically acclaimed, charming drama explores the lives of two young brothers whose parents have separated. Koichi lives with his mother Nozomi and her parents in Kagoshima, whose backdrop is Sakurajima, an active volcano that perpetually deposits its dusty ash on the city. Meanwhile, Koichi's younger brother Ryunosuke is over 500 miles away in Osaka with their father, Kenji,. The siblings chat frequently on their mobile phones, but, as time passes and their parents seem no nearer reconciliation, they start to really miss each other's company. However, hope may be at hand: everyone is excited at the prospect of the bullet train connecting their cities - and none more so than the brothers, who've heard that when the trains pass each other in opposite directions they generate a supernatural force that can make wishes come true... Kore-eda's latest movie, Shoplifters, was this year's winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: Japan

Filmed in Colour

When is I Wish next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 June 5th, 1:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 June 5th, 2:00am. See more...


Masami Nagasawa...Ms. Mimura Teacher
Hiroshi Abe...Mr. Sakagami Teacher
Kirin Kiki...Hideko Grandmother
Joe Odagiri...Kenji Father
Kyara Uchida...Megumi
Yoshio Harada...Wataru Grandfather's Friend
Kanna Hashimoto...Kanna
Yui Natsukawa...Kyoko Megumi's Mother
Ôshirô Maeda...Ryunosuke
Yuri Nakamura...Ms. Aoki - Nurse
Isao Hashizume...Shukichi Grandfather
Nene Ohtsuka...Nozomi Mother
Kôki Maeda...Koichi
Lily...Higashi's Wife
Ryôsei Tayama...Wataru's Friend