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The Wind Rises (2013)

Kaze tachinu (original title)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Hayao Miyazaki (comic), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideaki Anno ... Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Honjô (voice)
Miori Takimoto Miori Takimoto ... Naoko Satomi (voice)
Masahiko Nishimura ... Kurokawa (voice)
Mansai Nomura ... Giovanni Battista Caproni (voice)
Jun Kunimura ... Hattori (voice)
Mirai Shida ... Kayo Horikoshi (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake Shinobu Ôtake ... Kurokawa's Wife (voice)
Morio Kazama Morio Kazama ... Satomi (voice)
Keiko Takeshita Keiko Takeshita ... Jirô's Mother (voice)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
John Krasinski ... Honjô (voice)
Emily Blunt ... Nahoko Satomi (voice)
Martin Short ... Kurokawa (voice)
Stanley Tucci ... Caproni (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Ikineba. (We must live.)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on a manga Miyazaki authored in 2009. It was Toshio Suzuki who suggested to Hayao Miyazaki to adapt the manga into a film, when Miyazaki was interested in making a sequel to Ponyo (2008). 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 »

Quotes

Caproni: Bravo! A beautiful dream.
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Soundtracks

Das gibt's nur einmal
Lyrics by Robert Gilbert
Composed by Werner R. Heymann
Performed by Hideaki Anno, Morio Kazama and Steve Alpert (as Stepehen Alpert)
[Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group]
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The Most different Miyazaki's Film
18 September 2013 | by qiushiboSee all my reviews

This film is totally different from Miyazaki's other films and I personally think, like what he's mentioned, a message to to world about how he looks at the war, war machines , peace, love and living. As I am a Taiwanese, who has once colonized and ruled by Japanese during the second world war, how Japanese coped with the war topic is always sensitive. However, what I saw in this film is truly reflecting that Miyazaki is peace loving and his point of view on war, life and love. He depicted about the beauty of dreams and surviving. You can see that everyone in this film try every hard to live, even though the time is hard and forced to strike a balance between dreams and reality. However, they are self fulfilling. So who is to blame? who ruined their lives and dreams? Those who leads them to the war to blame.

In short, the film perfectly shows how the director's been telling in almost every his masterpiece but in a personally way, to the audience. Just like a final message he would like yo transmit to the world. I felt overwhelmed by the film and sad that he decided to retired. Please go to watch this film and you will do feel the courage to live hard and live well.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

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Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wind Rises See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$313,751, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$5,209,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,454,220
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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