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Japan, Date: February 21, 2014


All | Animation | Fantasy | Foreign
  • Cast & Credits:

    Release Date: February 21, 2014 (limited; expands: Feb. 28)
    Studio: Touchstone Pictures, Studio Ghibli
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
    Screenwriter: Hayao Miyazaki
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, William H. Macy, Werner Herzog, Mae Whitman, Jennifer Grey, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood, Ronan Farrow
    Genre: Animation, Fantasy
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some disturbing images and smoking)
    Official Website: Not Available


In "The Wind Rises," 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. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.



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