Japanese train films

Rob Smith robixsmash at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 22:12:34 EDT 2008

Here are some quick IMDb links for the ones I can think of off of the top of
my head:

I Just Didn't Do It: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0794350/
Hana and Alice: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407851/
Railroad Man: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206216/
Cafe Lumiere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412596/
The Taste of Tea: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413893/
Nobody Knows: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408664/

Long shots:
A Gentle Breeze in the Village: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0997184/ (this
is more of a train tracks movie than a train movie. They do take the train
to Tokyo at one point, though.)

April Story: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146271/ (The story begins in a
train station in Hokkaido)

Suicide Club: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312843/ (Some... scenes take
place on subway platforms)

All About Lily Chou-Chou: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0297721/ (Some
important scenes take place on the subway, and in the train station)

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Brian Ruh <brianruh at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Since reading this article [1] in the Japan Times, I've been thinking about
> Japanese trains. (I love things like subway cars and trains. I think it
> stems from growing up in a place where there wasn't anything like that.) Can
> anyone recommend any good Japanese films that prominently feature trains,
> stations, etc.? (When I try a Google search on the subject, I'm inundated
> with results for Densha Otoko.)
> Any time period or genre would be great. (I particularly like the train
> scenes in Shinkai Makoto's "5 Centimeters Per Second" even though they're
> animated.) Thanks in advance!
> [1] http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20080909jk.html
> Best,
> Brian
> Brian's Essential Reading:
> http://www.oshiibook.com

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