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Sukai kurora (2008)

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

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Suito Kusanagi (voice)
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Yuichi Kannami (voice) (as Ryô Kase)
Shôsuke Tanihara ...
Naofumi Tokino (voice)
Megumi Yamaguchi ...
Mizuki Kusanagi (voice)
Daisuke Hirakawa ...
Aizu Yudagawa (voice)
Takuma Takewaka ...
Uroyuki Shinoda (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kyoku Yama (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
Honda (voice)
Mabuki Andô ...
Fooco (voice)
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Kusmi (voice)
Hiro Shimono ...
Pilot (voice)
Yoshinori Fujita ...
Pilot (voice)
Ayumu Hasegawa ...
Pilot (voice)
Oki Sugiyama ...
Pilot (voice)
Fumie Mizusawa ...
Call Girl (voice)
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

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Every day could be your last. Live life like there's no tomorrow.


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Rated PG-13 for material involving violence, some sexual content and smoking | See all certifications »

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2 August 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sky Crawlers  »

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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the end credits, a new pilot lands at the airbase and introduces himself to Kusanagi in her office. The scene is almost identical to the opening scene but we do not see the pilot's face. See more »

Soundtracks

River of Crystals
Lyrics by Miu Sakamoto
Composed by Kenji Kawai
Performed by Kimiko Itô
Courtesy of Warner Music Japan
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Beautiful
19 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was enchanted by the very first air battle scene and then Kenji Kawai's peaceful and stunning score. It was something. And the music somehow made the film deeper maybe than it was.

The Sky Crawlers is a mixture of stories about war, love and self searching and living forever. The story is set somewhere in future where wars are not waged between countries but big enterprises. And the pilots are actually children who never grow up. And it's actually pretty intriguing. Almost like forced Peter Pans fighting each other (maybe not exactly the right comparison). Only difference between Peter Pan and kildren were that Peter didn't want to grow old the kildren didn't have to grow old because they supposed to die in the battle anyway. That kind of makes The Sky Crawlers a twisted tale of Peter Pan. There are many allegories in this film that I don't care about. It was visually stunning film.

The Sky Crawlers is somehow one of the most beautiful war movies (if you can call it a war movie) I have ever seen.

7,5 out of 10


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