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Night Train to the Stars

Night Train to the Stars (1996)

わが心の銀河鉄道 宮沢賢治物語

111 min

Country: Japan

Director: Kazuki Ōmori

Actors: Kippei ShiinaMaki MizunoNaoto OgataRyûji HaradaTetsuya WatariYoshihiko HakamadaYuki SaitôYuriko Hoshi

Genres: Drama

Subtitle: English

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“Night Train to the Stars” is a biography of the fascinating life of Kenji Miyazawa, one of Japan’s most beloved fantasy novelists. Miyazawa is an idealist pledging with his friend Kanai to work for the improved life of farmers. Troubled by his family’s interest in money making and social status, he leaves home after graduating high school to join a Buddhist sect in Tokyo. After falling out with a friend, and receiving news about his sister re-emerging pneumonia, he decides to return home where starts his own experimental school, teaching new farming methods to young local farmers while also instructing them in music and arts. It was only after his death, through the help of his brother Seiroku, that his writings became widely read.

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