Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Sheet Movie Poster
- Style A
Original, double-sided, Style A, rolled
Dimension: 27" x 40"
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Sixty-one years ago, US and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later,
several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island’s soil. The letters
give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary
general who led them.
The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo Jima knowing that in all probability they
will not come back. Among them are Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baker who wants
only to live to see the face of his newborn daughter; Baron Nishi (Tsuyoshi
Ihara), an Olympic equestrian champion known around the world for his skill and
his honor; Shimizu (Ryo Kase), a young former military policeman whose idealism
has not yet been tested by war; and Lieutenant Ito (Shidou Nakamura), a strict
military man who would rather accept suicide than surrender.
Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe), whose
travels in America have revealed to him the hopeless nature of the war but also
given him strategic insight into how to take on the vast American armada
streaming in from across the Pacific.
With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island
itself, Gen. Kuribayashi’s unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to
be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful
Almost 7,000 American soldiers were killed on Iwo Jima; more than 20,000
Japanese troops perished. The black sands of Iwo Jima are stained with their
blood, but their sacrifices, their struggles, their courage and their compassion
live on in the letters they sent home.
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Shido
Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase; Directed by: