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Railroad Man

Poppoya

Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Japan, 1999
Drama

Synopsis

A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with his career as a railroader.

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Railroad Man Directed by Yasuo Furuhata

Awards & Festivals

Montréal World Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Actor

Kinema Junpo Awards

2000 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

1999 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2000 | 9 wins including: Best Film

2000 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress