Rail of the Star - A True Story of Children (movie)

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Alternative title:
O-Hoshisama no Rail (Japanese)
Rail of the Star
مسرح الحياة (Arabic)
お星さまのレール (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: A young Japanese actress remembers her war childhood in Korea. Her father goes to fight, her baby sister Miko dies of typhoid, her beloved Korean maid Ohana is fired due to a mistake which could cost Chiko her life... By and by Chiko realizes that the country is being ruled by the Japanese and the Koreans are persecuted. When the war ends, the Koreans chase the Japanese rule and the roles change. Now Chiko's family is unwanted. But then the Russians come and this is the end. They have to burn all the pictures to avoid all suspicions... even Miko's picture. But when the Russians come to their house, they decide to flee over the 38th Parallel towards freedom. A group of men, women, children struggles along the mountains, led by the light of the Northern Star. Along the way they meet a Korean man, who is willing to help them to escape the Russian soldiers although his family was killed by the Japanese.
User Ratings: 42 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Excellent: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Good: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:8)
 So-so: 2 votes (?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 83 users, rank: #3668 (of 5996)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.881 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7348, rank: #2659 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 6.844 (Good), rank: #2609 (of 5991) (seen all: 6.84)
Bayesian estimate: 6.998 (Good), rank: #1976 (of 4540)
Running time: 79 minutes
Vintage: 1993
Premiere date:
1993-07-10 (Japan)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Character Design: Yoshinori Kanemori
Original Novel: Chitose Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Chief animator: Katsunori Kimitsuka
Planning: Kisuke Shikamoto
Production Design: Masao Maruyama
Special Thanks To: Jeong-Gyun Jeong
Supervision: Mamoru Takeuchi
Theme Song Composition: Kôichi Sakata
Yoshino Takamori as Chitose Kobayashi(Chiko)

Chika Sakamoto as Michiyo Kobayashi(Miko)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Kazuhiko Kobayashi
Keiko Han as Masuko Kobayashi
Kenichi Ogata as Takeshi
Reiko Suzuki as Shigeko
Tomoko Maruo as Ohana
Yuka Ohno as Yōko

Chafurin as Village Chief
Chika Sakamoto as Miko Kobayashi
Eiji Itô as Station Staff
Hideyuki Umezu as Hayashi
Issei Miyazaki as Yong-Il
Johnny Nomura as Officer
Junji Kitajima as Guide
Keiko Han as Chiko's Mother
Kouji Ishii as Interpreter
Michiko Neya as Hatsue
Shinpachi Tsuji as Sano
Yuuko Sumitomo as Yukiko

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
Production: TV Tokyo
Released by: JVC
English cast
English staff
Director: Gary Dehan
Script: Gary Dehan
Art Director: Laura Gadbois Attwell
Executive producer: John Ledford
Producer: Gary Dehan

Audio Mixing: Paul Killam
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Andy Orjuela
Packaging Design: Andy Orjuela
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production Intern: Nancy Semin
Project Translator: Kuni Kimura
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Sound Engineer: Charles Campbell
Voice Stunt Director: Charles Campbell
Amy McAndrew as Aunt Yohko
Bill Wise as
Korean Sergeant
Mad boy 2
Catherine Glynn as Chitose
Charles Campbell as
Heijou Neighbor
Russian Cook
Christopher Shea as Kazuhiko
David Kroll as
Mad Boy
Takahashi
Diane Perella as Masuko
Gary Dehan as Heijou Guide
Glen Zoch as Takeshi
Jackie Belvin as Ohana
James Elliot as
Kaiush Guide
Yon Il
Karen Aroian as
Actor
Little Girl
Laura House as
Actor
Little Girl 2
Patricia Goldwater as Shigeko
English companies
Distributor: ADV Films (UK) (UK)
Licensed by: ADV Films
Recording Studio: Monster Island
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