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Eien no 0 (2013)

A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director:

Takashi Yamazaki

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Takashi Yamazaki (screenplay), Tamio Hayashi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun'ichi Okada Jun'ichi Okada ... Miyabe
Haruma Miura ... Kentarô Saeki
Mao Inoue Mao Inoue ... Matsuno
Gaku Hamada ... Isaki
Hirofumi Arai ... Kageura
Shôta Sometani ... Oishi
Takahiro Miura ... Takeda
Tatsuya Ueda Tatsuya Ueda ... Koyama
Ken Aoki Ken Aoki ... Ito
Rakuto Tochihara Rakuto Tochihara ... Teranishi
Ippei Sasaki Ippei Sasaki
Yûya Endô Yûya Endô ... Kagawa
Takehiro Hira
Tarô Suruga Tarô Suruga
Toshihiro Yashiba Toshihiro Yashiba
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Storyline

26 year old Kentaro discovers his biological grandfather died as a kamikaze pilot during WW2. He and his sister begin an investigation into what kind of person he was, interviewing men who fought with him. There follows the story of Japanese Navy Air Service Platoon Sergeant Miyabe, as told by four of the men who knew him best. Intricately woven the film follows him through Pearl Harbor, the Midway Battle and the Battle for Okinawa. When he finally loses his will and respect for life he enrolls in the Special Attack Force and passes his responsibility to return to his wife and infant daughter on to a younger pilot. An engaging tale of a man brave enough to challenge accepted ways of thinking. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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The Eternal Zero. Their hope for the future. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery | War

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Eien no Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Kagoshima, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,879,386, 6 July 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miyabe's carrier is the Kaga. See more »

Quotes

US Navy Lookout: It's a Zero!
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Version of Eien no 0 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Keisuke Kuwata
Performed by 'Sazan Ôru Sutâzu'
Courtesy of Taishita Label Music/Victor Entertainment
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one of the best movies i have seen in 2013
10 January 2015 | by TheOpinionGuySee all my reviews

The Eternal Zero, just had it all, it is masterfully executed. The visual effects during the combat scenes are pretty spectacular. It's deeply touching story and amazing acting.

It's about time we see things from the Japanese perspective when it comes to the WW2. I'm tired of all the americanfied WW2 movies. Nothing beat the Japanese film making when it comes to dramas they make, they are simply the best at it. This movie is no exceptions and will leave you the viewer with heavy emotions and a lasting impression. It is simply Japanese film making at it's best.

I can highly recommend this movie, to anyone that is interested in Japanese drama. Specific to war movies buffs that want to see how it was on the other side.


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