Poppoya (鉄道員, Poppoya / Tetsudōin, "Railwayman") is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Yasuo Furuhata. It was Japan's submission to the 72nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony. The film was the third-highest-grossing film of the year in Japan.
Theatrical poster for Poppoya (1999)
|Directed by||Yasuo Furuhata|
|Produced by||Jun'ichi Shindō|
|Written by||Jirō Asada (novel)|
Yoshiki Iwama (screenplay)
|Music by||Ryoichi Kuniyoshi |
|Edited by||Kiyoaki Saitō|
|Distributed by||Toei Company|
|5 June 1999|
|Box office||¥3.49 billion ($30.6 million)|
A railway station master at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the line serving the village is scheduled for closure, an erstwhile colleague offers him a job at a resort hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with his career as a railwayman. His life takes a turn when he meets a young woman with an interest in trains who resembles his daughter.
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