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The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)

The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • 126 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Mae Whitman
  • UK release: 9 May 2014

An animated biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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The Wind Rises

21 Apr 20144 stars

An engaging, deeply moving and mature Studio Ghibli film that exudes intelligence and compassion

Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki has taken a few curtain calls in the past; if his final film is to be The Wind Rises, then he’ll be going out at the very top of his game. A beautifully animated study of Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi…

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