The Wind Rises

A Studio Ghibli Animation, A true story of the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a near-sighted young Japanese man with a desire to create modern aircraft’s, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. By 1927 Jiro became one of the worlds most accomplished airplane designers but he struggled through the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, a tuberculosis epidemic and Japans decent into war. Also finding love with Nahoko, a girl he met years earlier and his life long friendship with fellow engineer and colleague Honjo.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy, Edie Mirman

Year: 2013

Length: 126 Minutes

Classification: PG+ Mild themes

Rating:★★★½☆

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