. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, special makeup effects artist (uncredited), second second assistant director (as Pete Dress), additional second second assistant director, calligraphy consultant (as JC Brown) / scenic artist (as JC Brown), greens gang boss / greens (as Stephen Hanks), supervising dialogue editor (as Dave Arnold), first assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley), special effects set coordinator / special effects supervisor, special effects makeup: Tinsley Transfers, special effects technician (as Steven King), special effects technician (as Jim Lorimer), special effects technician (as Nicholas M. Papac), special effects technician (as David Poole), special effects supervisor (as Steven Riley), on-set survey and integration lead: Digital Domain, visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Matthew Butler), scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, dustbuster: Digital Domain (as Janice Barlow), digital paint & rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, computer graphics supervisor: Digital Domain, rotoscope artist: Digital Domain (as Holly Horter), digital paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, senior digital coordinator: Digital Domain (as Jaimie Jota), digital effects artist: Digital Domain (as Seung Hyuk Kim), dustbuster / scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, lead 3D integration artist: Digital Domain, visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain, compositing supervisor (as Darren M. Poe), digital effects artist: Digital Domain / digital terrain lead: Digital Domain, 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (as David Sanchez), data integration pool lead: Digital Domain, animator: Digital Domain (as Andrew Tamandl), digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain, production coordinator (as Michelle Jacobs), digital artist: Digital Domain (as Midori Otsubo), on-set survey and data integration: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects senior staff: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects business affairs (uncredited), digital paint and rotoscope artist (uncredited), first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit, second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Robert A. McMahan), assistant location manager: Barstow, Pisgah locations (as James H. Wheelan), script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary), transportation captain (as Alana Stelling), security supervisor (as Leo A. Hernandez), production executive: Malpaso (as Judie G. Hoyt), assistant: Mr. Spielberg (as Kristie Macosko), additional assistant production office coordinator, assistant military advisor / assistant military technical advisor, additional assistant production coordinator, assistant military technical advisor (as SSgt. I have two sons now serving in the US Marines. Thank you Clint. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. History told from different views, Letters From Iwo Jima tells the story of hardship, duty, honor and sacrifice from the Japanese, Ken Watanabe(the Last Samurai, Batman Begins, & Godzilla) gives a truly awarding winning performance in this remarkable film. Was this review helpful to you? 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. 23 wins & 39 nominations. In Letters from Iwo Jima, the Japanese soldiers have the same dreams, desires, and attitudes as every American GI from every war movie ever made. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi. Interview : The Cast and Crew of Letters from Iwo Jima. Later during the trip, speaking with Japanese friends and seeing the Japanese news, stories of lost loved ones from the war were common and this movie for the Japanese people has brought many of these memories out in the open.To the Japanese, Iwo jima was a part of their homeland where a foreign invader was going to land and begin its invasion on Japanese soil. Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. 16. 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. That to loose and not die fighting would bring disgrace to self and family. Release Dates I was a little uncomfortable at first; I may well have been the only American in the place. Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. These fighters were to ordered to "fight to the death" defending their country. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. Filming in California wrapped on April 8, and the cast and crew then headed back to the studio in Los Angeles for more scenes. I'm American, my wife is Japanese. Another Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Letters From Iwo Jima with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Filmed in Japanese with a primarily Japanese cast, Letters From Iwo Jima was shot in tandem with Flags of Our Fathers, and the two films were released within two months of one another. Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution? General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. And, sometimes we are called to serve and pay for the opportunity. 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. We all live, love, want to be loved, and we dream about and long for peace. Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. They knew that America was planning to send an overwhelming force and they knew that they were being sent to die. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Although the island was made of nothing but rock and volcanoes, it had a powerful strategic value for both sides. Way to go, Clint! In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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. People who really don't understand the reasons or the politics behind why they are being sent to die. Wow – that's impressive that an American made movie would become number one in Japan! Together my wife and I watched and enjoyed both movies. Throughout all of recorded Japanese history, never had a foreign invader prevailed in war against the Japanese on Japanese land. (2006). ), subtitle translator: japanese (uncredited). At several points during the film, I thought I noticed the man from the couple crying. Although it was a box office failure, only grossing $65.9 million against a $90 million budget, the film received favorable reviews from critics. A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways. Was "Letters from Iwo Jima" actually filmed on Iwo Jima. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland--Letters from Iwo Jima. 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. 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. A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. Company Credits Kazunari Ninomiya and Ryo Kase in "Letters from Iwo Jima." A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. I was very disappointed to learn that this movie was only going to have a limited showing in the US, only one or two theaters on either coast. Use the HTML below. | Edit. Academy Award® winner* Clint Eastwood directs the untold story of Japanese soldiers defending their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. After a little extra planning and some adjustments to our schedule, we bought advance tickets and came back the next day.We completely loved it. | We went to the Ginza area of Tokyo and, to our surprise, the movie was completely sold out. For Americans, Iwo jima was just another far away place and different point in time where American boys were sent and where, unfortunately, some lives were lost fighting for freedom. We may be from different cultures, eat different food, speak different languages, prey to God differently, but we all have things in common. ... the battle for Iwo Jima, while extremely bloody, was to have little effect on the defense of Japan. Starring: 伊原剛志 [Tsuyoshi Ihara], 二宮和也 [Kazunari Ninomiya], 渡辺謙 [Ken Watanabe]. We were moved and stirred with many emotions including anger, anger over the horrors of war. These two movies are, in my opinion, his best. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. My god, have we become that blasé about the wars our sons and daughters are being sent to fight in? My wife (who is Japanese) and I sat next to an older couple. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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 retired engineer Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood) is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. Directed by: Clint Eastwood. ", Title: Frankly, I think translation would take away from the movie's beauty and meaning. Watch Letters From Iwo Jima movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. Genres: War, Period Drama. Takashi Shimuzu to Adapt Mariko Koike’s Graveyard Apartment, Clint Eastwood Planning to Produce, Direct and Star in Adventure ‘Cry Macho’, 2007 Best Picture: 2 Films That Didn't Deserve The Nomination (& 8 Replacements), Foreign Language Films Nominated for Oscar's Best Picture. Written by Is seeing "Flags of Our Fathers" important for understanding this movie? The opening moments of "Letters" have a cosmic zoom-like effect, taking us from the timeless and abstract (stars/sand) into a specific place and time: "Iwo Jima 2005," as a title denotes. 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Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, special makeup effects artist (uncredited), second second assistant director (as Pete Dress), additional second second assistant director, calligraphy consultant (as JC Brown) / scenic artist (as JC Brown), greens gang boss / greens (as Stephen Hanks), supervising dialogue editor (as Dave Arnold), first assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley), special effects set coordinator / special effects supervisor, special effects makeup: Tinsley Transfers, special effects technician (as Steven King), special effects technician (as Jim Lorimer), special effects technician (as Nicholas M. Papac), special effects technician (as David Poole), special effects supervisor (as Steven Riley), on-set survey and integration lead: Digital Domain, visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Matthew Butler), scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, dustbuster: Digital Domain (as Janice Barlow), digital paint & rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, computer graphics supervisor: Digital Domain, rotoscope artist: Digital Domain (as Holly Horter), digital paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, senior digital coordinator: Digital Domain (as Jaimie Jota), digital effects artist: Digital Domain (as Seung Hyuk Kim), dustbuster / scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, lead 3D integration artist: Digital Domain, visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain, compositing supervisor (as Darren M. Poe), digital effects artist: Digital Domain / digital terrain lead: Digital Domain, 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (as David Sanchez), data integration pool lead: Digital Domain, animator: Digital Domain (as Andrew Tamandl), digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain, production coordinator (as Michelle Jacobs), digital artist: Digital Domain (as Midori Otsubo), on-set survey and data integration: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects senior staff: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects business affairs (uncredited), digital paint and rotoscope artist (uncredited), first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit, second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Robert A. McMahan), assistant location manager: Barstow, Pisgah locations (as James H. Wheelan), script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary), transportation captain (as Alana Stelling), security supervisor (as Leo A. Hernandez), production executive: Malpaso (as Judie G. Hoyt), assistant: Mr. Spielberg (as Kristie Macosko), additional assistant production office coordinator, assistant military advisor / assistant military technical advisor, additional assistant production coordinator, assistant military technical advisor (as SSgt. I have two sons now serving in the US Marines. Thank you Clint. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. History told from different views, Letters From Iwo Jima tells the story of hardship, duty, honor and sacrifice from the Japanese, Ken Watanabe(the Last Samurai, Batman Begins, & Godzilla) gives a truly awarding winning performance in this remarkable film. Was this review helpful to you? 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. 23 wins & 39 nominations. In Letters from Iwo Jima, the Japanese soldiers have the same dreams, desires, and attitudes as every American GI from every war movie ever made. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi. Interview : The Cast and Crew of Letters from Iwo Jima. Later during the trip, speaking with Japanese friends and seeing the Japanese news, stories of lost loved ones from the war were common and this movie for the Japanese people has brought many of these memories out in the open.To the Japanese, Iwo jima was a part of their homeland where a foreign invader was going to land and begin its invasion on Japanese soil. Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. 16. 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. That to loose and not die fighting would bring disgrace to self and family. Release Dates I was a little uncomfortable at first; I may well have been the only American in the place. Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. These fighters were to ordered to "fight to the death" defending their country. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. Filming in California wrapped on April 8, and the cast and crew then headed back to the studio in Los Angeles for more scenes. I'm American, my wife is Japanese. Another Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Letters From Iwo Jima with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Filmed in Japanese with a primarily Japanese cast, Letters From Iwo Jima was shot in tandem with Flags of Our Fathers, and the two films were released within two months of one another. Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution? General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. And, sometimes we are called to serve and pay for the opportunity. 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. We all live, love, want to be loved, and we dream about and long for peace. Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. They knew that America was planning to send an overwhelming force and they knew that they were being sent to die. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Although the island was made of nothing but rock and volcanoes, it had a powerful strategic value for both sides. Way to go, Clint! In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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. People who really don't understand the reasons or the politics behind why they are being sent to die. Wow – that's impressive that an American made movie would become number one in Japan! Together my wife and I watched and enjoyed both movies. Throughout all of recorded Japanese history, never had a foreign invader prevailed in war against the Japanese on Japanese land. (2006). ), subtitle translator: japanese (uncredited). At several points during the film, I thought I noticed the man from the couple crying. Although it was a box office failure, only grossing $65.9 million against a $90 million budget, the film received favorable reviews from critics. A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways. Was "Letters from Iwo Jima" actually filmed on Iwo Jima. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland--Letters from Iwo Jima. 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. 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. A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. Company Credits Kazunari Ninomiya and Ryo Kase in "Letters from Iwo Jima." A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. I was very disappointed to learn that this movie was only going to have a limited showing in the US, only one or two theaters on either coast. Use the HTML below. | Edit. Academy Award® winner* Clint Eastwood directs the untold story of Japanese soldiers defending their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. After a little extra planning and some adjustments to our schedule, we bought advance tickets and came back the next day.We completely loved it. | We went to the Ginza area of Tokyo and, to our surprise, the movie was completely sold out. For Americans, Iwo jima was just another far away place and different point in time where American boys were sent and where, unfortunately, some lives were lost fighting for freedom. We may be from different cultures, eat different food, speak different languages, prey to God differently, but we all have things in common. ... the battle for Iwo Jima, while extremely bloody, was to have little effect on the defense of Japan. Starring: 伊原剛志 [Tsuyoshi Ihara], 二宮和也 [Kazunari Ninomiya], 渡辺謙 [Ken Watanabe]. We were moved and stirred with many emotions including anger, anger over the horrors of war. These two movies are, in my opinion, his best. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. My god, have we become that blasé about the wars our sons and daughters are being sent to fight in? My wife (who is Japanese) and I sat next to an older couple. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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 retired engineer Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood) is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. Directed by: Clint Eastwood. ", Title: Frankly, I think translation would take away from the movie's beauty and meaning. Watch Letters From Iwo Jima movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. Genres: War, Period Drama. Takashi Shimuzu to Adapt Mariko Koike’s Graveyard Apartment, Clint Eastwood Planning to Produce, Direct and Star in Adventure ‘Cry Macho’, 2007 Best Picture: 2 Films That Didn't Deserve The Nomination (& 8 Replacements), Foreign Language Films Nominated for Oscar's Best Picture. Written by Is seeing "Flags of Our Fathers" important for understanding this movie? The opening moments of "Letters" have a cosmic zoom-like effect, taking us from the timeless and abstract (stars/sand) into a specific place and time: "Iwo Jima 2005," as a title denotes. 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The imperial Japanese government of that time used this when they sent fighters to Iwo jima. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester amongst his staff. Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. I have relatives who fought in the Pacific, she also has family who fought in the war and who lived in Hroshima. Letters from Iwo Jima DRAMA Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List) teams with another Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), to tell the unforgettable story of the World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima in an epic two feature film story. The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. As luck would have it, we going to Japan for the holidays so we decided to try and see the movie in Tokyo during our trip. The story of the Japanese forces who held the island of Iwo Jima for 36 days during the last stages of the World War II. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. General Tadamichi is in charge of the Japanese forces, and understands his opponents well. The movie mainly shows the Japanese side of WWll for the battle of Iwo Jima. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. The movie was in Japanese and, as near as we could tell, Japanese appears to be the native language of the film. People who live, love, and are loved by family and friends. Most of the young cast knew nothing about the incidents on Iwo Jima, as it is not taught in Japanese schools. Filming & Production Although the film is set in Japan, it was filmed primarily in Barstow and Bakersfield in California. ‎Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) directed by Clint Eastwood • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. The film is taken from the American viewpoint of the Battle of Iwo Jima, while its companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima, which Eastwood also directed, is from the Japanese viewpoint of the battle. We actually liked it better than "Flags of our Fathers". The supporting cast was also great. The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news. I understand a limited amount of Japanese so I could follow most of the story. Letters from Iwo Jima While "Letters from Iwo Jima" is truly a great achievement is several ways, the script is powerful, the production is superb, all the technical departments almost perfected their jobs, there is some really good acting as well, and Eastwood's touch as a director is very visible, and its beautiful, it flaws almost flawlessly in this regard. Quay Terry Ret. As the year comes to a close, we present the top TV shows of 2020, including "Money Heist" and "The Mandalorian. 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. Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. All Japanese cast except for Ken Watanabe were selected through auditions. Sometimes, paying the ultimate price.I've grown up with Clint Eastwood and it has been a wonderful entertaining journey. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Rated the #17 best film of 2006, and #1622 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). But, for some reason when called by the leaders of the time, they go forward, obey orders, and do their duty. There were brief moments of English, American solders talking, one flash back scene before the war during a foreign dignitary dinner, and of course the credits at the end. Set at Iwo Jima in 1944, the story of Letters from Iwo Jima covers the Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States & Imperial Japan during the Second World War. Directed by Clint Eastwood. As of February 4,"Letters from Iwo Jima" had taken in only $7.5 million at the US box office; it ranked no. 713 of 776 people found this review helpful. The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester amongst his staff. But, the movies did do an excellent job reminding us that the ones who pay the price for war are normal everyday people. With Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase. The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Not because of the action, or the drama, or any of the other things that Clint Eastwood is known for, but because he's given us two interlinked stories about the affects of war on the people who are called to pay the ultimate price – people like you and me. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Letters from Iwo Jima directed by Clint Eastwood for $12.99. Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List) teams with another Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), to tell the unforgettable story of the World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima in an epic two feature film story. Including Clint Eastwood and Ken Watanabe Clint Eastwood did not set out two make two films when he began his work preparing to make ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. 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. Further, we learned that the movie was currently number 1 in Japan. to some people it can be a little..glory but i didn't think it was too bad. The theater was very big and packed. Navy S.E.A.L. https://valkyriemovie.fandom.com/wiki/Letters_from_Iwo_Jima | When the film ended, my wife talked with the couple and learned that the old man's father died in Iwo jima. We needed to buy tickets at least one day in advance. The companion to this film, Flags of Our Fathers, tells the story of the same battle from the American side. Official Sites Letters from Iwo Jima. The movies really didn't bring anything new, historically, to us about Iwo jima. My wife and I both enjoyed "Flags" and were pleased when we learned that Clint Eastwood made a second movie, this time telling the story from the Japanese perspective. it also showed the horror of the battle but also some good which is weird to say for a war movie. Letters From Iwo Jima. My wife and I are unique, not typical American movie goers. The movie would have to be translated and/or sub titled to English in order to have half a chance in the US. | Jim Beaver . Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, special makeup effects artist (uncredited), second second assistant director (as Pete Dress), additional second second assistant director, calligraphy consultant (as JC Brown) / scenic artist (as JC Brown), greens gang boss / greens (as Stephen Hanks), supervising dialogue editor (as Dave Arnold), first assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley), special effects set coordinator / special effects supervisor, special effects makeup: Tinsley Transfers, special effects technician (as Steven King), special effects technician (as Jim Lorimer), special effects technician (as Nicholas M. Papac), special effects technician (as David Poole), special effects supervisor (as Steven Riley), on-set survey and integration lead: Digital Domain, visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Matthew Butler), scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, dustbuster: Digital Domain (as Janice Barlow), digital paint & rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, computer graphics supervisor: Digital Domain, rotoscope artist: Digital Domain (as Holly Horter), digital paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain, senior digital coordinator: Digital Domain (as Jaimie Jota), digital effects artist: Digital Domain (as Seung Hyuk Kim), dustbuster / scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain, lead 3D integration artist: Digital Domain, visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain, compositing supervisor (as Darren M. Poe), digital effects artist: Digital Domain / digital terrain lead: Digital Domain, 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (as David Sanchez), data integration pool lead: Digital Domain, animator: Digital Domain (as Andrew Tamandl), digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain, production coordinator (as Michelle Jacobs), digital artist: Digital Domain (as Midori Otsubo), on-set survey and data integration: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects senior staff: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects business affairs (uncredited), digital paint and rotoscope artist (uncredited), first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit, second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Robert A. McMahan), assistant location manager: Barstow, Pisgah locations (as James H. Wheelan), script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary), transportation captain (as Alana Stelling), security supervisor (as Leo A. Hernandez), production executive: Malpaso (as Judie G. Hoyt), assistant: Mr. Spielberg (as Kristie Macosko), additional assistant production office coordinator, assistant military advisor / assistant military technical advisor, additional assistant production coordinator, assistant military technical advisor (as SSgt. I have two sons now serving in the US Marines. Thank you Clint. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. History told from different views, Letters From Iwo Jima tells the story of hardship, duty, honor and sacrifice from the Japanese, Ken Watanabe(the Last Samurai, Batman Begins, & Godzilla) gives a truly awarding winning performance in this remarkable film. Was this review helpful to you? 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. 23 wins & 39 nominations. In Letters from Iwo Jima, the Japanese soldiers have the same dreams, desires, and attitudes as every American GI from every war movie ever made. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi. Interview : The Cast and Crew of Letters from Iwo Jima. Later during the trip, speaking with Japanese friends and seeing the Japanese news, stories of lost loved ones from the war were common and this movie for the Japanese people has brought many of these memories out in the open.To the Japanese, Iwo jima was a part of their homeland where a foreign invader was going to land and begin its invasion on Japanese soil. Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. 16. 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. That to loose and not die fighting would bring disgrace to self and family. Release Dates I was a little uncomfortable at first; I may well have been the only American in the place. Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. These fighters were to ordered to "fight to the death" defending their country. When the American invasion begins, Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. Filming in California wrapped on April 8, and the cast and crew then headed back to the studio in Los Angeles for more scenes. I'm American, my wife is Japanese. Another Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Letters From Iwo Jima with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Filmed in Japanese with a primarily Japanese cast, Letters From Iwo Jima was shot in tandem with Flags of Our Fathers, and the two films were released within two months of one another. Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution? General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. And, sometimes we are called to serve and pay for the opportunity. 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. We all live, love, want to be loved, and we dream about and long for peace. Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. They knew that America was planning to send an overwhelming force and they knew that they were being sent to die. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Although the island was made of nothing but rock and volcanoes, it had a powerful strategic value for both sides. Way to go, Clint! In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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. People who really don't understand the reasons or the politics behind why they are being sent to die. Wow – that's impressive that an American made movie would become number one in Japan! Together my wife and I watched and enjoyed both movies. Throughout all of recorded Japanese history, never had a foreign invader prevailed in war against the Japanese on Japanese land. (2006). ), subtitle translator: japanese (uncredited). At several points during the film, I thought I noticed the man from the couple crying. Although it was a box office failure, only grossing $65.9 million against a $90 million budget, the film received favorable reviews from critics. A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways. Was "Letters from Iwo Jima" actually filmed on Iwo Jima. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland--Letters from Iwo Jima. 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. 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. A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. Company Credits Kazunari Ninomiya and Ryo Kase in "Letters from Iwo Jima." A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. I was very disappointed to learn that this movie was only going to have a limited showing in the US, only one or two theaters on either coast. Use the HTML below. | Edit. Academy Award® winner* Clint Eastwood directs the untold story of Japanese soldiers defending their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. After a little extra planning and some adjustments to our schedule, we bought advance tickets and came back the next day.We completely loved it. | We went to the Ginza area of Tokyo and, to our surprise, the movie was completely sold out. For Americans, Iwo jima was just another far away place and different point in time where American boys were sent and where, unfortunately, some lives were lost fighting for freedom. We may be from different cultures, eat different food, speak different languages, prey to God differently, but we all have things in common. ... the battle for Iwo Jima, while extremely bloody, was to have little effect on the defense of Japan. Starring: 伊原剛志 [Tsuyoshi Ihara], 二宮和也 [Kazunari Ninomiya], 渡辺謙 [Ken Watanabe]. We were moved and stirred with many emotions including anger, anger over the horrors of war. These two movies are, in my opinion, his best. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. My god, have we become that blasé about the wars our sons and daughters are being sent to fight in? My wife (who is Japanese) and I sat next to an older couple. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), 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 retired engineer Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood) is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. Directed by: Clint Eastwood. ", Title: Frankly, I think translation would take away from the movie's beauty and meaning. Watch Letters From Iwo Jima movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. Genres: War, Period Drama. Takashi Shimuzu to Adapt Mariko Koike’s Graveyard Apartment, Clint Eastwood Planning to Produce, Direct and Star in Adventure ‘Cry Macho’, 2007 Best Picture: 2 Films That Didn't Deserve The Nomination (& 8 Replacements), Foreign Language Films Nominated for Oscar's Best Picture. Written by Is seeing "Flags of Our Fathers" important for understanding this movie? The opening moments of "Letters" have a cosmic zoom-like effect, taking us from the timeless and abstract (stars/sand) into a specific place and time: "Iwo Jima 2005," as a title denotes. 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