Films at the Embassy of Japan

Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle   「阪急電車 片道15分の奇跡

Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 18:30

Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Directed by Yoshishige Miyake / 2011 / 119 min

(Japanese language with English subtitles)

An ordinary train commute and a familiar landscape. A train is a medium for people’s lives and stories. When you look up from the page of your book, when you put away your mobile, a sliver of magic – a life-changing encounter – may be waiting for you.  A slight shift in your viewpoint can make your ordinary, everyday life sparkle. Shoko’s bittersweet revenge on her ex- fiancé, college student Misa’s struggle in an abusive relationship with her “hot” boyfriend, ordinary housewife Yasue’s exhausting efforts to keep up with her circle of friends.  At first glance, these and other adventures involve totally unconnected lives. But on the train the protagonists’ paths intersect and emotions converge, spinning a miraculous story of love. Anything can happen, even on a 15-minute train ride. These little miracles of love will brighten your landscape.

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