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Kaze tachinu (2013)

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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideaki Anno ...
Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
Hidetoshi Nishijima ...
Honjô (voice)
Miori Takimoto ...
Naoko Satomi (voice)
Masahiko Nishimura ...
Kurokawa (voice)
Mansai Nomura ...
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Hattori (voice)
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Kayo Horikoshi (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake ...
Kurokawa's Wife (voice)
Morio Kazama ...
Satomi (voice)
Keiko Takeshita ...
Jirô's Mother (voice)
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Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
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Honjô (voice)
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Nahoko Satomi (voice)
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Kurokawa (voice)
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Caproni (voice)
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Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Written by Official site

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Ikineba. (We must live.)


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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Untitled Hayao Miyazaki Project  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$313,751 (USA) (21 February 2014)

Gross:

$5,201,879 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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After the first screening of the film, director Hayao Miyazaki said it was the first time he ever cried during the screening of his own movie. See more »

Goofs

After Jiro tells Nahoko that he's finished designing his plane, he falls asleep. Nahoko removes his glasses and places them on the floor behind their heads. In the next shot, from behind their heads, there are no glasses on the floor. See more »

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Caproni: Inspiration unlocks the future.
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References The Congress Dances (1932) See more »

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Hikouki-gumo
Written by Yumi Matsutôya (as Arai Yumi)
Performed by Yumi Matsutôya (as Arai Yumi)
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI (Universal Music Japan)
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Something Different, Something Awesome
22 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Do not go into this movie, expecting Kiki or Castle in the Sky, because it's not. It truly is something different by Miyazaki, and in a way it pays an homage to Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies. However, it provides the same inner warm feeling you expect when watching the incredible animation of Studio Ghibli.

Kaze is sentimental drama, and during the entire 2 hour long run, you will truly understand Jiro Horikoshi. This movie is insightful and will leave you staring at the Japanese film credits long after the movie finishes. It's packed with a familiar and breathtaking score from Joe Hisaishi and still manages to provide the magical Ghibli moments that people have become familiar with.

This is the only film I've ever written anything about, and probably will be the only film I ever write a review about. This is Miyazaki at his finest; perhaps not the imaginative super spiral that Spirited Away was, but definitely a sentimental and powerful film that has a great deal of messages; I think this was the movie that we were waiting for from him.


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