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.
|Release Date||:||December 19, 2006|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Drama, War|
|Production Company||:||DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||Japan, United States of America|
|Director||:||Clint Eastwood, Mable Lawson-McCrary|
|Writers||:||Paul Haggis, Iris Yamashita|
|Casts||:||Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Nakamura Shidō II, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eijiro Ozaki, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiro Abe, Sonny Saito, Steve Santa Sekiyoshi, Toshiya Agata, Toshi Toda, Ken Kensei, Ikuma Ando, Akiko Shima, Masashi Nagadoi|
|Plot Keywords||:||world war ii, cave, dying and death, pacific theater, japanese army, imperial japan|
Did it really last two and a half hours? It felt felt a lot shorter than that.
No, this is not an action war film with nonstop blood baths. It is a film that pulls the humanity out of the monster that is war.
This is one of, if not the best, movie ever directed by Clint Eastwood. I usually have a hard time following plots with many characters because they make me lose focus on the general story, but this one is done well. Not only am I engaged, I also become attached to every character and feel and understand their conflicts.
It does not matter who fights on the right or wrong side of WWII. This film goes beyond that. It is about what is right or wrong for the individual human being. It excels as a story about the human heart.