Soul Flower Train

  • ソウル・フラワー・トレイン
  • Japan 2012, Blu-ray, 97 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director & World Distribution: Hiroshi NISHIO
  • Script: Hiroshi NISHIO, Miyuki UEHARA after a manga by Robin NISHI
  • Production: ALEWO-KIKAKU
  • Camera: Futa TAKAGI
  • Music: Hideo KUSUMI, Doddodo, Miki, Slamgasten, Shonen Knife
  • Actors: Mitsuru HIRATA, Marin, Sayoko
  • Saturday, June 8, 8:00 p.m. Naxoshalle Kino
  • World premiere
  • NVA

Country bumpkin Amamoto travels from his home town in Oita, Kyushu to Osaka to visit his daughter. At Osaka harbour he meets young Akane who cheerfully offers her assistance as a city guide. Taken by surprise, Amamoto accepts and is shown the city of Osaka in all its splendor. But what is on Akane's mind after all? The film is based on the popular manga by Robin NISHI ("Mind Game").


Hiroshi NISHIO, born in 1974, gained his first experience in the film world by working on sets of Kinji FUKASAKU films as a teenager. His first feature, NATIONAL ANTHEM, was awarded the grand prix by a film promotion board of Osaka in 2003. Since then he has worked as a teacher at film schools.

2003 National Anthem; 2005 Ochon-chan: Pussy's Adventures in Love and Revolution (Ochanchan no ai to boken to kakumei / NC '05)


dOPPO: Loop of farewell by ONIONSKIN, Japan 2012, 3:10 min


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