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Letters from Iwo Jima (15-Nov-2006)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Iris Yamashita; Paul Haggis

Based on a book: Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi

Music by: Kyle Eastwood; Michael Stevens

Producers: Clint Eastwood; Steven Spielberg; Robert Lorenz

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Pacific Theater

War drama depicts World War II's cataclysmic Battle of Iwo Jima through the eyes of Japanese soldiers.

ABSTRACT
Presented within the frame of modern-day Japanese archaeologists discovering letters buried in the soil of the island of Iwo Jima, Letters from Iwo Jima is a Clint Eastwood-directed and co-produced war epic following World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of Japanese soldiers forced to play defense against American forces hungry for a launching point to stage an attack on mainland Japanese territory. Intended as a companion piece to Eastwood's American-centric Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima is reasonably unique as a mainstream American war film told from a perspective sympathetic to the opposing side.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ryan Carnes
Actor
6-Dec-1982   Justin on Desperate Housewives
Roxanne Hart
Actor
27-Jul-1952   Highlander
Ryan Kelley
Actor
31-Aug-1986   Mean Creek
Mark Moses
Actor
24-Feb-1958   Paul Young on Desperate Housewives
Ken Watanabe
Actor
21-Oct-1959   The Last Samurai

CAST

Ken Watanabe   ...   Gen. Kuribayashi
Kazunari Ninomiya   ...   Saigo
Tsuyoshi Ihara   ...   Baron Nishi
Ryo Kase   ...   Shimizu
Shidou Nakamura   ...   Lt. Ito
Hiroshi Watanabe   ...   Lt. Fujita
Takumi Bando   ...   Capt. Tanida
Yuki Matsuzaki   ...   Nozaki
Takashi Yamaguchi   ...   Kashiwara
Eijiro Ozaki   ...   Lt. Okubo
Nae   ...   Hanako
Nobumasa Sakagami   ...   Adm. Ohsugi
Lucas Elliot   ...   Sam
Sonny Seiichi Saito   ...   Medic Endo
Steve Santa Sekiyoshi   ...   Kanda
Hiro Abe   ...   Lt. Col. Oiso
Toshiya Agata   ...   Capt. Iwasaki
Yoshi Ishii   ...   Pvt. Yamazaki
Toshi Toda   ...   Col. Adachi
Ken Kensei   ...   Maj. Gen. Hayashi
Ikuma Ando   ...   Ozawa
Akiko Shima   ...   Lead Woman
Masashi Nagadoi   ...   Adm. Ichimaru
Mark Moses   ...   American Officer
Roxanne Hart   ...   Officer's Wife
Yoshio Iizuka   ...   Tired Soldier
Mitsu Kurokawa   ...   Suicide Soldier
Takuji Kuramoto   ...   Ono
Koji Wada   ...   Hashimoto
Akira Kaneda   ...   Japanese Soldier #1
Shoji Hattori   ...   Japanese Soldier #2
Mark Tadashi Takahashi   ...   Japanese Soldier #3
Mitsuyuki Oishi   ...   Japanese Soldier #4
Evan Ellingson   ...   Kid Marine
Kazuyuki Morosawa   ...   Ito's Guard
Masayuki Yonezawa   ...   Ito's Soldier
Hiroshi Tom Tanaka   ...   Hopeless Soldier
Mathew Botuchis   ...   American Marine
Yukari Black   ...   Mother
Daisuke Nagashima   ...   Prisoner
Kirk Enochs   ...   Marine Officer
Ryan Kelley   ...   Marine #2
Jonathan Oliver Sessler   ...   Marine #3
Michael Lawson   ...   Marine #4
Taishi Mizuno   ...   Cave Soldier #1
Daisuke Tsuji   ...   Cave Soldier #2
Yoshi Ando   ...   Excavator #1
Yutaka Takeuchi   ...   Excavator #2
Tsuguo Mizuno   ...   Lead Excavator
Mark Ofuji   ...   Kuribayashi's Guard
Hallock Beals   ...   Marine at Clearing
Ryan Carnes   ...   Marine at Clearing
Jeremy Glazer   ...   Marine Lieutenant
Ryoya Katsuyama   ...   Boy
Masashi Odate   ...   Cook
London Kim   ...   Okubo's Soldier
Skip Evans   ...   Pilot
Wanliss E. Armstrong   ...   Pilot

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