With the war turning against the Japanese, the military high command consider the use of suicide pilots to attack allied shopping in the Pacific. In the south of Japan, young pilots arrive to begin preparations for their first and only missions. Nearby to the kamikaze training base, a tavern owner provides comfort and respite despite objections from the military. The movie highlights the the dichotomy of dying for Japan, without having experienced Japanese life in full.
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At several points in the movie, people are seen carrying boxes in white cotton slings. These are the ashes of deceased servicemen. However often these boxes were empty and purely symbolic owing to the inability to recover those who fell, so far from their homes. See more
12 May 2007 (Japan)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,769,311
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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