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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

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Ken Watanabe Ken Watanabe
General Kuribayashi
Tsuyoshi Ihara Tsuyoshi Ihara
Baron Nishi
Ryo Kase Ryo Kase
Shimizu
Shido Nakamura Shido Nakamura
Lieutenant Ito
Takumi Bando Takumi Bando
Captain Tanida
Takashi Yamaguchi Takashi Yamaguchi
Kashiwara


Written by
Paul Haggis Paul Haggis
(story)


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For our homeland.

15 years, 2 months ago at Feb 18 23:56
5 votes
''For our homeland. Until the very last man. Our duty is to stop the enemy right here. Do not expect to return home alive.''

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Ken Watanabe: General Kuribayashi

A film with powerful, historical ... read more

Eastwood is GOD

17 years, 1 month ago at Mar 26 11:57
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Incredibly beautiful, powerful, brutal and emotional movie. Just saw it this weekend, and unless its a shell-shock effect, I'll go on record now to say it is the best World War 2 movie ever filmed. Spielberg needs to take a cue from Eastwood to see how to properly make a war film. There is no better way to show the true horrors of war than by showing BOTH sides of the conflict. In Saving Priva... read more

Oscar worthy

17 years, 3 months ago at Jan 25 7:07
1 vote
I watched the first Iwo Jima film by Clint and was very moved by the movie. I heard about the second and couln't wait for it to open up in my town. I'm glad the wait is over. This was an extremely powerful movie and was done in a way that will leave a lasting impression on your memory. I heard that the second film was better and I think I would have to agree. I was left drained and mad after ... read more
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Description: The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his fr ... (more)
Release date: 2 February 2007
Tags: War (32), Drama (18), WWII (18), Japan (15), 2006 (14), Historical (13), Military (9), Epic (8), History (8), 2000s (8), Action (7), Suicide (7), Japanese (7), World War II (7), Iwo Jima (6), Friendship (5), Murder (5), Heroism (5), Battle (4), Shooting (3)
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“The unsung hero, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), was a baker until the Japanese took all of his baking pots and pans and other cookware; then he gets drafted and sent with little training to a place no one had ever heard of before: Iwo Jima.

There, a hardline Japanese "sergeant' almost kills him for complaining about the heat and such; Intervening, General Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) suggests to the sergeant that Saigo go without the (little) rations for the meals rather than kill him. the first day there.

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