MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,555 this week

The Floating Castle (2012)
"Nobô no shiro" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 11 critic

In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2759 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 01 Jul 2012
 
a list of 223 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Floating Castle (2012)

The Floating Castle (2012) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Floating Castle.
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those in need without killing. Kenshin wanders through Japan with a reverse-edged sword ... See full summary »

Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Stars: Takeru Satô, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Lien
Stars: Sven Nordin, Åsmund Høeg, Sonja Richter
Garde à vue (1981)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Motyl
Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze
The Light (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Philippe Torreton, Grégori Derangère
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.

Director: Edwin Sherin
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera
The Tower (2012)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

Director: Ji-hoon Kim
Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Ye-jin Son, Kyung-gu Sol
In Your Hands (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Annette K. Olesen
Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A journalist gets caught up in a terrorist plot in Moscow while investigating the Russian secret service.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt
Tutti giù (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Niccolò Castelli
Stars: Nicola Perot, Lara Gut, Yanick Cohades
Abseitsfalle (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

ABSEITSFALLE is the story of Karin and Mike. They work at Perla, a washing machine manufacturer. She is a career woman, he is on the assembly line and plays for the factory soccer team. The... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Hering
Stars: Bernadette Heerwagen, Sebastian Ströbel, Christoph Bach
Gegenüber (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Teacher Anne and policeman Georg are thought of as the perfect couple. However, appearances are deceptive: one of them is covered with scars and bruises. But which one is the abuser?

Director: Jan Bonny
Stars: Matthias Brandt, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Wotan Wilke Möhring
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mana Ashida ...
Chidori
Machiko Ono ...
Chiyo
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Yukie Sakamaki
Kôichi Satô
Nana Eikura ...
Kaihime
Akiyoshi Nakao
Honami Suzuki
Mansai Nomura ...
Nagachika narita
Masachika Ichimura ...
Sei Hiraizumi
Masahiko Nishimura
Takehiro Hira ...
Masaie natsuka
LiLiCo ...
Farmer
Edit

Storyline

In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Floating Castle  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting, fun, unfortunate
4 November 2012 | by (Iwate) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I really enjoyed this film. I liked the characters, it was VERY funny at times, it told a fascinating story. Nobou is about as fun and well-developed a character as one would tend to find in this kind of movie. At the same time, the battle scenes were bloody and fairly realistic, and exhilarating to watch.

But while all of that is good, it's not what stuck with me after the movie.

I live in Iwate, one of the three prefectures that were badly hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March, 2011.

Given that I imagine most theatres in Japan that are showing this film probably have the same warning stamped on the posters as the one I went to had, I don't think it qualifies as a spoiler to point out that the reason this film's release was delayed over a year is that there is one particular scene in which a village gets flooded in a rather graphic manner that for me (and probably for most Japanese audiences) was reminiscent of the tragedy that struck these shores last March. (Also, a similar attack happens in the first 5 minutes of the film, with Mitsunari saying, effectively, "I'm gonna do that too someday!". It's not a spoiler.)

The film is basically a comedy throughout, and when I watched it the theatre was packed and many other audience members were audibly laughing. Then when that scene hit, the theatre went silent. I can't help but imagine the film probably originally had more jokes punctuating that sequence, but they were cut in the aftermath of the tsunami because of obvious inappropriateness.

Still, even in light of how depressed the film made me with that one scene, I highly recommend that anyone who has the opportunity see this film. It is still highly entertaining. :-)


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I bet this is rubbish indioblack117
Discuss The Floating Castle (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?