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Poppoya

Synopsis

1970s yakuza film icon Ken Takakura stars in this wildly popular film about an aging railroad attendant, based on a best-selling novel by Jiro Asada. Otomatsu Sato (Takakura) is the master of a train station of a mining town of Horomai in a remote corner of Hokkaido. The formerly prosperous town is dying and the rail line is scheduled to be discontinued. While standing on the deck facing the whipping winter winds with red flag in hand, he is haunted by memories. Seventeen years previous, his infant...more

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