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The Sky Crawlers (2008)

Sukai kurora (original title)
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writers:

Hiroshi Mori (story and characters), Chihiro Itô (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rinko Kikuchi ... Suito Kusanagi (voice)
Ryo Kase ... Yuichi Kannami (voice) (as Ryô Kase)
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Naofumi Tokino (voice)
Megumi Yamaguchi Megumi Yamaguchi ... Mizuki Kusanagi (voice)
Daisuke Hirakawa Daisuke Hirakawa ... Aizu Yudagawa (voice)
Takuma Takewaka Takuma Takewaka ... Uroyuki Shinoda (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Kyoku Yama (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Honda (voice)
Mabuki Andô Mabuki Andô ... Fooco (voice)
Mako Hyôdô ... Kusmi (voice)
Hiro Shimono Hiro Shimono ... Pilot (voice)
Yoshinori Fujita Yoshinori Fujita ... Pilot (voice)
Ayumu Hasegawa Ayumu Hasegawa ... Pilot (voice)
Oki Sugiyama Oki Sugiyama ... Pilot (voice)
Fumie Mizusawa Fumie Mizusawa ... Call Girl (voice)
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Storyline

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every day could be your last. Live life like there's no tomorrow.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for material involving violence, some sexual content and smoking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Italian

Release Date:

2 August 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sky Crawlers See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,845,516
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mamoru Oshii: [Basset Hound] See more »

Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the end credits, a new pilot lands at the airbase and introduces himself to Kusanagi in her office. The scene is almost identical to the opening scene but we do not see the pilot's face. See more »

Soundtracks

River of Crystals
Lyrics by Miu Sakamoto
Composed by Kenji Kawai
Performed by Kimiko Itô
Courtesy of Warner Music Japan
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Patience
4 November 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This movie is really quite good, especially the idea behind it all. If you are aware of Animes and Manga comics, then you might expect, the movie to be how it is. But if not, be prepared to get a whole lot of story. It might be too much for some audience members and you might not get everything with the first viewing. Now this either will get you hooked and you will watch the movie again or you will hate the movie and rate it badly.

Depending on what you think you can take, it should be up to you to decide if you want to watch it. If you do, you will be confronted with quite some interesting question (not all of which get an answer at all), that might inspire you to think some things over, that you take for granted.


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