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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Ikineba. (We must live.)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Concerned that surround sound in movie theaters distracted the audience from paying attention to what was happening on the screen, Hayao Miyazaki ordered the film to have a monaural sound mix. See more »

Goofs

After the heavy rainstorm, Jiro folds the umbrella that he and Nahoko walked under, but the umbrella shows no sign of being wet once the sun shines and Nahoko's father appears. See more »

Quotes

Caproni: Airplanes are beautiful, cursed dreams, waiting for the sky to swallow them up.
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Zigeunerweisen
, Op. 20
Written by Pablo de Sarasate, 1878
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Studio Ghibli
12 September 2013 | by ayuppe003See all my reviews

This movie is the latest work of Studio Ghibli. The hero has dream. He really likes airplane when he is young. However, his eyes are not good. So, he becomes the engineer of airplane. He has a best friend. He is also the engineer of airplane. Airplane is the all of him. One day, he meets a woman. She is a destiny. They fall in love and…?

This story is little difficult for me. It is because may be there is a message that I cannot find out I watch it once. I want to watch one more. Of course I can understand this story. However, I think, there is a more message. I like the scene that he and his best friend talk about the airplane. When I watch the scene, I think it is the beautiful that people are absorbed in one thing. I want to find my favorite thing I can forget other things and be absorbed in.

I recommend you this movie. If you watch it, you will want to find your favorite thing.


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Country:

Japan | France | USA

Language:

Japanese | German | Italian | French | English

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:

$136,533,257
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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