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Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

Night on the Galactic Railroad

DVD  •  July 13, 1985  •  1h 50m  •  G
51 votes
8999 votes
Ranked #2331
# 2038
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Kids, Mystery
A slow-paced, dreamlike journey through space and time.

When Giovanni, a lonely boy in a hill town, goes to get milk for his ailing mother, he finds himself crossing the Milky Way on a faster-than-light steam railway. The stations ... More
Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru | Night on the Galactic Railroad | Official Trailer [HD] | Soundtrack by Haruomi Hosono
Other Titles: 銀河鉄道の夜, Night on the Galactic Railroad
Sub Genres: Oofuji Noburou Award, Plot Continuity, Slow-paced, Mina, Coming Of Age, Death, Disaster, School Life, Daily Life, Tales, Time, Place, Speculative Fiction, Adventure, Tragedy, Angst, Anthropomorphism, Past, Fictional Location, Parallel World, Elementary School, Journey To The Center Of The Mind, Domestic Cat, Experimental Animation... more
Studios: Group TAC
Licensors: Central Park Media, Discotek Media
Air Date: Friday Jul 12, 1985
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Type: Movie
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3 (1.1%)
11 Reactions
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July 18, 2020 - by jal90
this is not a movie. this is a state of mind. one that permeates everything and everywhere, a reflection on life, death, friendship, values and significance, all together in the form of a surreal journey through strange worlds and personalities. deliberately quiet and slow, but never losing track of what it wants to tell and how. an experience to live through that is both enthralling and disturbing, and certainly unique. i wonder if the lack of visual expression of the characters was intentional or just the product of budget limtations, but surprisingly this was not an issue to me, in fact... read more
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February 05, 2023 - by Nathalie
gotta rearrange my "top 5 best sound design" list after watching this. every decision haruomi hosono makes is gorgeous and terrifying. one of the best depictions of dreams i've ever seen, purely for how well it balances moments of beauty with the feeling something terrible could happen at any moment. when it does, it happens suddenly, without fanfare, and then the movie is over in a confusing flash of unresolved tension. i yearn for the days of ambiguous endings. the overt christianity did not hit for me at all and is the main reason i dropped a star. there's nothing harmful or didactic in... read more
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[Completed: Feb 17, 2016] Atmospheric, slow-paced, and spiritual. This movie will probably put a lot of people to sleep, but I enjoyed it. O
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Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Space, Classic, Historical, Philosophy, Kemonomimi, Shoujo

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