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Kaze tachinu (2013)

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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Honjô (voice)
Miori Takimoto ... Naoko Satomi (voice)
... Kurokawa (voice)
Mansai Nomura ... Giovanni Battista Caproni (voice)
... Hattori (voice)
... Kayo Horikoshi (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake ... Kurokawa's Wife (voice)
Morio Kazama ... Satomi (voice)
Keiko Takeshita ... Jirô's Mother (voice)
... Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
... Honjô (voice)
... Nahoko Satomi (voice)
... Kurokawa (voice)
... 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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Ikineba. (We must live.)


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

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Release Date:

21 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hayao Miyazaki Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 810,775,632 (Japan), 27 July 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$313,751, 23 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,209,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,454,220
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song sung by Jiro, Castorp and others at dinner is "Das gibt's nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder" " ("This happens only once, it doesn't come again") from the German musical comedy film Der Kongreß tanzt (The Congress Dances (1932) ). See more »

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As Jiro enters Giovanni's plane by ladder, the ladder is not brought back inside when they close the hatch. But the next shot, the ladder is inside the plane on its side. See more »

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Caproni: Inspiration unlocks the future.
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Winterreise
Lyrics by Wilhelm Müller
Composed by Franz Schubert
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The Most different Miyazaki's Film
18 September 2013 | by See 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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