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Kazu Tokita works at the cafe “Funiculi Funicula,” which is run by her relative Nagare Tokita. A mysterious rumor about the cafe has been spread that if a customer takes a specific seat at the cafe, that customer can travel back to a time of their choice. The specific rules for going into the past are: 1) You can't meet people who haven't visited the cafe 2) If you do something different in the past, it won't change the present. 3) Only one seat in the cafe is able to take someone into the past and if the seat is occupied, you have to wait until the customer leaves. 4) When you go back into the past, you stay in the seat 5) The time you can stay in the past is until the moment the coffee gets cold. 4 miracles take place at the cafe. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Nederlands
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  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 5 users)
  • Ranked: #3430
  • Popularity: #4686
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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Cafe Funiculi Funicula (2018) photo
Cafe Funiculi Funicula (2018) photo
Cafe Funiculi Funicula (2018) photo
Cafe Funiculi Funicula (2018) photo


3 people found this review helpful
Apr 21, 2019
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
The first thing you'll notice when you read the synopsis, Is this another time travel story? yes they do time travel in this movie, but that is not even what this movie is about. "Seize the moment" and "having no regrets" these are the things this film taught its viewers, how important proper talk in every relationship, how small talk can change people's hearts. Drink your coffee before it gets cold, very fascinating indeed.

The pacing is episodic or better seasonal, kind off similar to movies such as "Little Forrest". There's a time skip between each story or between time travels of characters. The movie felt it would be better as a series than movie at first like other movies with episodic structure but as I continue to watch I realized the pacing is just perfect this time.

Though this movie has its praise it also has negatives. The characters at first half is much better than Arimura Kasumi's character, not blaming the actress but the way her character is written, it's boring to be exact. It just get worst at the middle when the focus shifts to her romance with Ryosuke (Ito Kentaro), this time I blame the actor, he's just to green to play such roles, didn't get the emotion his character suppose to give, just imagine Takeru Sato in that character.

The acting by the supporting casts was superb though, Matsushige Yutaka & Yoshida Yu were such scene stealers. I didn't cry watching this movie but their scenes are the one that almost gave me teary eye. Thanks to them for their spectacular performance that those 2 scenes almost carried the whole show. Even Hayashi Kento did well at the beginning. The movie is simple, almost one location, but there are brief moments when it shows great cinematography.

This is another thought provoking Japanese movie that will give many lessons in life. If you like movies such as "If Cats Disappeared From the World" there's a high chance you'll like this movie too. I'm not saying it's as good or as emotional but it would be worth your time.

"Time is cruel. If we are slacking, now and future will be the past right away."
my favorite quote in the movie

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0 people found this review helpful
Nov 24, 2019
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
[WARNING: the rating and review I give have the possibility to be subjective due to my preference for the genres, scenes or casts]

It's sweet, beautiful and heartwarming. Typical of the Japanese movie if I may say (^_^)

At first I thought that I will watch a lot of people trying to back to their past. I assume that's the point of this movie, to use any opportunity to fix the past. I didn't expect they will offer the bigger and deeper story than that. I love how each individu interact with one another and how that interaction make them like one big family. I like how the interaction grow from the start until the end of their experience going back to the past.

Another thing I didn't expect is the romance story between Kazu and Shintani (^_^) (I love when he steal a kiss from Kazu, BTW XD) I thought Ito Kentaro will be just a cameo. It's always a pleasure for me when the movie/drama I watch break my assumption (^o^)

This movie is not only talk about time-travel, which what I love about this movie is rule number 2, you still can't change the present, but the future is yours to be decide. Past is the place where we can see our flaws and make a difference for our future. This movie also talk about all kind of love. Love for your partner, love for your sister, love for your spouse, love for your parents, love for your child ... and any kind of action you could make to show your love and make the other party happy.

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  • Movie: Cafe Funiculi Funicula
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 5 users)
  • Ranked: #3430
  • Popularity: #4686
  • Watchers: 548

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