The Wind Rises (2013)

 ●  Japanese ● 2 hrs 26 mins

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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.
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Did you know? This is the first time Hideaki Anno has acted in a full length feature animated film. Read More
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as Jiro Horikoshi
as Naoko Satomi
as Hattori
as Jiro's Mother
as Giovanni Battista Caproni
as Kurokawa
as Kayo Horikoshi
as Satomi
as Mrs Kurokawa
as Castorp




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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Human voices are largely used as sound effects, such as engine roars and earthquake sound.

Hayao Miyazaki's final animated film.

The protagonist Jirô Horikoshi is a fictional character made from a mix of the actual lives of Tatsuo Hori, the author of the short story of the same name, and Jirô Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero fighter aircraft. The title comes from Hori's translation of a quote from Paul Valéry's poem "Le cimetière marin".

This is the first time Hideaki Anno has acted in a full length feature animated film.
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Dubbed into: The Wind Rises (English)
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