The Wind Rises

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Release Date: February 21, 2014 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: November 18, 2014

2h 6m | Animation, Drama


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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Producer(s): Toshio Suzuki
Cast: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Stephen Alpert, Morio Kazama, Keiko Takeshita, Mirai Shida
Writer(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Official Site: http://www.thewindrisesmovie.com


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