Thursday, March 15, 2007

Letters from Iwo Jima (movie)

Title: Letters from Iwo Jima

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Year, production: 2006, USA

Cast: Ken Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kazunari Ninomiya, Ryo Kase, Hiroshi Watanabe, ...

Runtime: 140 min

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima told from Japanese soldiers perspective. The same background as in the movie Flags of Our Father but the movie different. More calm, shows how different was Japan culture but on the other hand as the Japanese soldier says, the letter written by mother of the American soldier doesn’t differ much from the letter written by mother of Japanese soldier.

Japanese left for certain death without support from the air and the sea, fought till the end with honor.

I saw it 2 days ago. The same as with Flags of Our Fathers release of this movie in Poland was late, 9th of March. It is hard to say which one is better. Probably it should not be consider like that. It is just a different movie that completes story started in Flags of Our Fathers.

The movie was nominated for Annual awards (Oscars) in several different categories like Best Motion Pictures of the Year, Original Screenplay, Achievement in Directing, Achievement in Sound Editing. Won in category Sound Editing. Client Eastwood got 2 oscars in the year 2005 for Million Dollar Baby for Achievement in directing and for Best motion picture of the year so it was almost impossible to get the oscar this year.

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