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Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)

Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (original title)
The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1945.

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Isoroku Yamamoto
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Yamaguchi tamon
Shûichi Azumaya ...
Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Mitsugorô Bandô ...
Hori
Akira Emoto ...
Yoneuchi
Yoshihiko Hakamada
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Yamamoto's wife
Masatô Ibu ...
Nagano
Shunji Igarashi
Yûsuke Iizuka
Jun Itô
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Munakata Keikiyoshi
Hiroki Kobari ...
soldier (as Abareru Kun)
Tôru Masuoka
Nobuko Miyamoto ...
Yamamoto's mother
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The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1945.

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A different take on Tora Tora Tora
14 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

In fact for one who grew up watching Tora Tora Tora and Midway this was an interesting take on the "other side" of the war. It opens and sets scene on a pre-war depression in Japan and the unstable political climate between the Army and Navy factions. It covers the build up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor until Yamamoto's death. As a depiction of Yamamoto it is kind in its portrayal, accurate or not I do not know. It appears at every turn that Yamamoto wishes to prevent war rather than extol it. The battle scenes are few, this is not the visual feast of the feature film Pearl Harbor.

I found the film interesting from a historical view, having visited Japan a couple of times I found the culture to be well captured and for the most part the historical events corroborate the earlier American movies mentioned earlier. I'm not a historian but it appears the overall gist is similar.

I think if you have an interest in the war in the pacific it is a film of interest but not an action film by any thinking. If you have no interest in the subject then the film will appear dry.


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