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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

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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Kon'ya mo hoshi ni dakarete...
Lyrics by Ayaka
Music by Yoshihiko Nishio
Performed by Ayaka
Courtesy of Warner Music Japan
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Deep and genuine.
13 June 2010 | by bennyhagenSee all my reviews

It's astonishing how much heart and soul writer Hiroshi Mori and Ghost In The Shell director Mamoru Oshii managed to incorporate in this gently told, unique story despite the remote, but at the same time also strangely deep nature of it's characters. The discreet use of the beautiful visuals serves the movie - not the other way round - and though pretty slow-paced and without major cataclysms Sky Crawlers manages to keep up a fascinating and unique atmosphere till the very end.

I think everyone with a heart and an open mind will recognize this one as a rare gem.

7/10


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