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Letters From Iwo Jima

  • War is hell.

This is the companion film to Eastwood's ''Flags of our Fathers'', and tells the story of the battle for Iwo Jima island from the Japanese perspective. We follow a diverse group of Japanese soldiers, with different opinions about the coming invasion, as they prepare for the American landing. During the process, the men write letters to their families back home (which were never delivered), and these thoughts provided the insights for the film. Reviews have been mixed, gaining high praise from some and less from others.


138 minutes, No persons under 16 (Violence)
Drama, War.

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Credits
Cast
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi IHara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumo Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki
Director
Clint Eastwood
ScreenplayIris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, from the book by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido
MusicKyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingJoel Cox, Gary Roach
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byAmblin Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

FPB Report (SA)
GenreWar / drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent in context of war
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarYazeed Kamaldien10
Die BurgerJeanne Hugo15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan15
The CitizenCathryn Pearman-Owens16
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
International Media
Box Office (USA)Ray Greene8
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson10
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli15
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers18
ScreenIt (USA)14
IMDB3317 Netizens17
Average .. 70%14


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