The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)

  • Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • 2h 9m

In 2012, three teenage orphans on the run take refuge in an abandoned small town general store late at night. Before long, a letter dated from 1980 in which the writer asks for advice is dropped through the store’s mail slot, providing the boys a mysterious and miraculous connection to the past. Embarking on a myriad of correspondences across time, the trio gradually discover the store’s special history. Adapted from the popular novel by bestselling mystery author Keigo Higashino, The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a nostalgia-fueled drama that takes a loving look back to simpler times in Japan to offer hope for the future.

  • Winner, Best New Actor (Ryosuke Yamada), 2018 Kinema Junpo Awards
  • Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Machiko Ono), 2017 Nikkan Sports Film Award.

Streaming in the U.S. from February 5-25 as part of 21st Century Japan: Films from 2001-2020

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Director

Ryuichi Hiroki

Language

In Japanese with English subtitles

Country

Japan

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