Letters from Iwo Jima Image

Universal acclaim - based on 37 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 255 Ratings

Summary: 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 friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.
Runtime: 141 min
Rating: Rated R for graphic war violence.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Languages: English, Japanese
Home Release Date: May 22, 2007
Director Credit
Clint Eastwood Director
Writer Credit
Iris Yamashita Story
Paul Haggis Story
Tadamichi Kuribayashi Writer
Tsuyoko Yoshido Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Ken Watanabe General Kuribayashi
Cast Credit
Eijiro Ozaki Lieutenant Okubo
Hiroshi Watanabe Lieutenant Fujita
Kazunari Ninomiya Saigo
Luke Eberl Sam
Nae Hanako
Nobumasa Sakagami Admiral Ohsugi
Ryo Kase Shimizu
Shido Nakamura Lieutenant Ito
Sonny Saito Medic Endo
Steve Santa Sekiyoshi Kanda
Takashi Yamaguchi Kashiwara
Takumi Bando Captain Tanida
Tsuyoshi Ihara Baron Nishi
Yoshi Ando Excavator #1
Yuki Matsuzaki Nozaki
Producer Credit
Clint Eastwood Producer
Paul Haggis Executive Producer
Robert Lorenz Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Tim Moore Co-Producer
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