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The Wind Rises (2014)

The Wind Rises

Overview


Genre

Animation, Drama, Romance

Release Date

February 21, 2014 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

126 min.

Studio

Touchstone Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Producer

Toshio Suzuki

Screenwriter

Hayao Miyazaki

Starring

Story


In "The Wind Rises," Jiro-inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni-dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jiro joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, and depicts key historical events that deeply affected the course of Jiro's life, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. A tremendous innovator, Jiro leads the aviation world into the future. Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in his creation of the fictional character Jiro-the center of the epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

Pictures (17 photos)


Naoko Satomi from Touchstone Pictures' The Wind Rises (2014)
Naoko Satomi and Jiro Horikoshi from Touchstone Pictures' The Wind Rises (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..essentially an animated biopic, it is also Miyazaki's tribute to artistry and ingenuity..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..yet the movie's spell is solid, even if it doesn't soar to the heights it could..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]