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Porco Rosso (1992)

Kurenai no buta (original title)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

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Hayao Miyazaki

Writer:

Hayao Miyazaki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shûichirô Moriyama Shûichirô Moriyama ... Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô Tokiko Katô ... Jina-sama (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi Bunshi Katsura Vi ... Pikkoro-oyaji (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Tsunehiko Kamijô Tsunehiko Kamijô ... Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Akemi Okamura ... Fio Pikkoro (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki Hiroko Seki ... Bâ-chan (voice)
Reizô Nomoto Reizô Nomoto ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura Mahito Tsujimura ... (voice)
Minoru Yada Minoru Yada ... (voice)
Michael Keaton ... Porco Rosso (voice)
Susan Egan ... Gina (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Grandpa Piccolo (voice)
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Storyline

In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 July 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Porco Rosso See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hayao Miyazaki: [flying] Much of the movie's action involves planes and flying. See more »

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(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. See more »

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Ferrarin: There are warrants out on you for treason, illegal entry, decadence, pornography... and for being a lazy pig.
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Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
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Space, Water
29 April 2010 | by tedgSee all my reviews

The things this filmmaker drops on the path, charm in their strangeness and that is good enough for me.

I originally thought to write about the role of certain filmmakers in their films: how you can see over a number of films their foibles and fears, their attempts at self-analysis and completion. It is one of those many things about cinema that is interesting to a viewer, but it is not quite good enough material for a comment associated with a film. Even with Fellini we aren't interested in how his films transformed him as a soul, only how they transform us. IMDb needs a way to comment on or even write essays about a filmmaker.

So instead I will write about something that factors into our story-of-watching as well as the filmmaker's.

Stories carry us forward. They carry us because they entice with the impossibilities of what happens next which could be anything, combined with the conflicting certainty of the equally powerful urge that it will "end well." Any storyteller will eventually tell you about himself and the story he makes for himself. If he lives in cinema, well then he will literally live in cinema, thinking of himself in cinematic terms.

I like Miyazaki. I like the imagination behind the images better than I am drawn to the skill and richness of their execution. You live their lives.

Here we have some powerful fantasies: a redheaded intelligent younger woman that is smitten with him. An older woman, wise in the ways of the world patiently waiting for him to discover the possibilities. Self-loathing over missed opportunities. A love of living in dimension, mastering height in a visual way, seeing everyone before they see you.

What a guy. The one movie is enough for you to like him. The genre urge pulls.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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