Poppoya (1999)

Poppoya
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jiro Asada From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Daisaku Kimura Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yasuo Furuhata Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Yoshiki Iwama Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tan Takaiwa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Mitsuo Watanabe Lighting Director n/a 120829 6000002
Kiyoaki Saito Editor n/a 172 7000001
Katsuhiro Fukuzawa Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Senichi Beniya Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Ryuichi Sakamoto Theme Song n/a 120929 8000003
Miu Sakamoto Song Performer singer(theme song) 120788 8000002
Ryoichi Kuniyoshi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jun'ichi Shindô Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sunao Sakagami Producer n/a 3 3000001
Masanobu Ando Actor n/a 1 1000005
Ken Shimura Actor n/a 1 1000006
Hidetaka Yoshioka Actor n/a 1 1000004
Ryoko Hirosue Actor n/a 1 1000003
Shinobu Otake Actor n/a 1 1000002
Tomoko Naraoka Actor n/a 1 1000007
Yoshiko Tanaka Actor n/a 1 1000008
Rie Nakahara Actor n/a 1 1000012
Yasuo Furuhata Director n/a 2 2000001
Ken Nakamoto Actor n/a 1 1000011
Mitsuru Hirata Actor n/a 1 1000010
Nenji Kobayashi Actor n/a 1 1000009
Ken Takakura Actor Otomatsu Sato 1 1000001
Synopsis
Otomatsu is a small-town stationmaster in northern Japan. He is honest, loyal, and never misses work -- not even when his wife and daughter lie sick and dying. Now nearing retirement and alone, Otomatsu will soon lose his job since the railroad has become unprofitable and will be closed down. Otomatsu will remain loyal until the end, but harbors deep resentment for what he has sacrificed only to be put out of work with no compensation. Helpless and despondent he waits on the platform, waiting for the end -- until he sees a little girl with a familiar doll who instills a new sense of hope and duty in his life.
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