Touchstone Pictures | Release Date: November 8, 2013
Summary: Jiro—inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni—dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jiro joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, and depicts key historical events that deeply affected the course of Jiro’s life, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. A tremendous innovator, Jiro leads the aviation world into the future. Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in his creation of the fictional character Jiro—the center of the epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
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Runtime: 126 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking
Official Site: http://thewindrisesmovie.tumblr.com/
Production: Studio Ghibli
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Animation
Country: Japan
Languages: German, French, Italian, Japanese
Home Release Date: Nov 18, 2014
Director Credit
Hayao Miyazaki Director
Writer Credit
Hayao Miyazaki Screenplay
Cast Credit
Darren Criss Katayama
David Cowgill Flight Engineer
Edie Mirman Jirô's Mother
Elijah Wood Sone
Emily Blunt Naoko Satomi
Eva Bella Young Kayo
Hideaki Anno Jir
Hidetoshi Nishijima Honj
Jennifer Grey Mrs. Kurokawa
John Krasinski Honjô
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jirô Horikoshi
Jun Kunimura Hattori
Keiko Takeshita Jir
Madeleine Rose Yen Young Nahoko Satomi
Mae Whitman Kayo/Kinu
Mandy Patinkin Hattori
Mansai Nomura Caproni
Martin Short Kurokawa
Masahiko Nishimura Kurokawa
Miori Takimoto Naoko Satomi
Mirai Shida Kayo Horikoshi
Morio Kazama Satomi
Ronan Farrow Mitsubishi Employee
Shinobu Ôtake Kurokawa's Wife
Stanley Tucci Giovanni Battista Caproni
Steve Alpert Kastrup
Werner Herzog Castorp
William H. Macy Satomi
Zach Callison Young Jirô
Producer Credit
Nobuo Kawakami Producer Trainee
Toshio Suzuki Producer