Locomotive Teacher

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Locomotive Teacher

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Locomotive Teacher

Release Date: July 31, 2004

Year    :   2004
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Nippon Herald Films, dentsu, TV Asahi
Director    :   Ryuichi Hiroki
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Masato Katō, Shôtarô Oikawa, Shizuka Ijûin
RunTime    :   123 mins.

Seigo Yoshioka (Kenji Sakaguchi) is a teacher that became mute after a kendo accident. He feels lost after the accident and eventually decides to teach again on a small island where his mother was born. The children there on the island quickly name him "Kikansha Sensei" (Teacher Locomotive) after learning he is mute. The parents on the island are mostly hostile to Seigo Yoshioka, believing he is incapable of teaching their children. But with Seigo Yoshioka's determination and kindness, a strong bond develops between the students and the mute teacher, which then changes the parents' opinions of Seigo Yoshioka. Suddenly, tragedy then strikes ...

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