Night on the Galactic Railroad Trailer

Night on the Galactic Railroad Trailer


Well, since it's 4 A.M. and I'm super bored, I have decided to make a review of the Japanese film Night on the Galatic Railroad (1985).

Movie Plot (Taken from Animenewsnetwork and some other places)

Giovanni is a poor kitten, his mother is sick and he has to work after school. The money he earns he uses it to buy medication for his mother. Also, his father, who's missing and probably dead is the town's laughing stock. However, he has a best friend called Campanella. One night, Giovanni was walking and he fell asleep on the grass. When he wakes up, he finds a mysterious train. Giovanni embarks on the train that takes him across the Milky Way. Joining him in this trip is his friend Campanella. Together they meet peculiar passengers as they travel to an uncertain destination.

My Review

If you haven't seen the movie and you want to see it, I recommend you to leave this page because there will be some huge spoilers.

First of all, I have to admit this is one of my favorite movies, if not, my favorite animated movie. I've seen it at least 4 times and I cried each time. The movie is brilliant, but it can be boring for some people due to its constant silence, which could also lead to some kind of suspense. Inside the movie, the train stops at some places that seem strange to both Giovanni and Campanella. One of them being a ship sinking, the other one being a representation of what heaven could be, and a few more. Giovanni is pointed that he shouldn't be on the boat, something that brings you some sort of fear when you watch the movie, because after you watch how the character is, you don't want him to suffer.

When you reach the end, you can see how Campanella sees a last station, but Giovanni isn't able to see it, this part is a tear-starter. Campanella manages to distract Giovanni and leaves, Giovanni, desperately sad, follow him running. The last words you see coming from Campanella's mouth are just sad, but they aren't as sad as Giovanni screaming "CAMPANELLAA!!" right after he leaves while crying. It just makes you feel bad, knowing that your best friend is leaving and you can't do anything about it. The movie is really sad, but it's worth the watch. In the end you learn Campanella actually died before going into that train, but since Giovanni didn't know because he was far away from the town, he got to spend his last moments with Campanella, not knowing what was happening while Campanella was doing everything possible to hide it.

Seriously, if you watch this movie you'll cry like a fucking baby.


Reviewed by The Globalist