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Yamato (2005)
"Otoko-tachi no Yamato" (original title)

 -  War  -  17 December 2005 (Japan)
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On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Takashi Sorimachi ...
Shohachi Moriwaki
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Mamoru Uchida
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Taeko
Takahiro Fujimoto
Jun'ichi Haruta ...
Hisao Koike
Ryo Hashizume ...
Yoshiharu Kojima (as Ryô Hashizume)
Ryûzô Hayashi ...
Ryunosuke Kusaka
Hiroyuki Hirayama ...
Tamaki
Hirotarô Honda ...
Tetsuzo Furumura
Hisashi Igawa ...
The Chairman
Sôsuke Ikematsu ...
Atsushi
Kenji Kaneko ...
Machimura
Hiroshi Katsuno ...
Nobue Morishita
Kôsei
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Katsumi Kamio (15 years old)
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On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed Yamato was sunk on April, 7th 1945; however, her request is denied. She meets by chance the captain Katsumi Kamio of the fishing vessel Asukamaru and discloses that she is the stepdaughter of Officer Nagoya Uchida and Kamio immediately accepts to take her in the risky journey. While traveling with Makiko and the fifteen year-old Atsuchi, Kamio recalls and discloses the story of Yamato and his close friends that served on board of the battleship until the final suicidal mission in Okinawa. When they reach the spot where Yamato was sunk, he considers that he finally reached the end of the Showa era. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Part of the foredeck and port side of the Yamato were reconstructed to full scale for the exterior scenes. As the Japan Building Standards Act interfered with re-creating the ship's entire superstructure, images of a one-tenth scale model of the Yamato at its namesake museum in Kure were used in post-production. See more »

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During the final battle scene, at least one fully loaded 25mm magazine is removed from the guns prior to reloading. In combat, gun crews would have continued shooting until either a lull in the fighting occurred, or the magazines ran dry. In the scene in question, the crew is reloading under fire. See more »

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Will leave you thinking for a long time
5 January 2014 | by (Aberdeen) – See all my reviews

I bought this film not knowing anything about the history of the Japanese battleship Yamato, The film portrays the Japanese as proud young men with the same fears and trepidations of any nation involved in warfare , It is probably the propaganda of the Hollywood type films always showing the Japanese as warmongering warriors with only one thing on their minds that is to destroy the enemy at all costs in the name of the Emperor, This film deals with a lot of issues on different levels and I think with a bigger budget could have become a war classic, In my eyes the battleship represents Japan with its great industrial and military capability In the beginning the crew feeling like they are invulnerable to attack and so exude a great confidence in their vessel However as the Americans get nearer, their superior air power proves to the crew that they are now facing their own mortality and just like Japan itself looking at the jaws if defeat. The film also deals with the issue of Kamikaze and what the reality of these decisions meant for the crew who yet again actually protest rather than blindly following the orders from their superiors,I see in the Yamato apparently the biggest warship ever built a relic of naval strategy .Sure it must have been a terrifying sight when at sea but it had been superseded by the Aircraft Carriers .The ship needed to have air support to properly defend itself against these new vessels.Yet again just like Japan it was falling behind and was a monument of the past and so paid the ultimate price.to the superpower that America with its overwhelming technological superiority had become The film also deals with the human side of things and becomes very emotional ,how do you explain to a mother that her son died an honourable death ,in her eyes her son is dead that is all that matters to her I do not want to spoil the film but if like me you like the War genre type of film then this should definitely be on your list,


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