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Letters from Iwo Jima


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Release Date: December 20, 2006Running Time: 141 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $13,753,931.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Historical, Period, War

Cast:
Ken Watanabe
Kazunari Ninomiya
Tsuyoshi Ihara
Ryo Kase

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Summary:
Sixty-one years ago, U.S. 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, a baker who wants only to live see the face of his newborn daughter; Baron Nishi, an Olympic equestrian champion known around the world for his skill and his honor; Shimizu, a young former military policeman whose idealism has not yet been tested by war; and Lieutenant Ito, a strict military man who would rather a... Full Summary >>

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