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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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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Dolby Digital, Mono
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Dubbed into: The Wind Rises (English)

After finished designing his plane, Nahoko removes his glasses and places them on the floor behind their heads. In the next shot, from behind their heads, there are no glasses on the floor.

As Jiro enters Giovanni's plane by ladder, the ladder is not brought back inside when they close the hatch. But the next shot, the ladder is inside the plane on its side.

After the heavy rainstorm, Jiro folds the umbrella that he and Nahoko walked under, but the umbrella shows no sign of being wet once the sun shines and Nahoko's father appears.
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 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.