The Wind Rises Movie

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Who's Involved:

Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, Elijah Wood, Mae Whitman, William H. Macy, John Krasinski, Hayao Miyazaki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog, Gary Rydstrom, Jennifer Grey

Release Date:

Friday, February 21, 2014 (Limited)
Friday, February 28, 2014 (Expansion)

some disturbing images and smoking

Runtime: N/A
Language: JapaneseGermanEnglish (subtitled)English

Plot: What's the story about?

In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

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Who stars in The Wind Rises: Cast List

... Jiro Horikoshi (voice)

"Inception" , "The Dark Knight Rises"  

... Honjo (voice)

"A Quiet Place Part II" , "Aloha"  

... Nahoko Satomi (voice)

"A Quiet Place Part II" , "Jungle Cruise"  

... Kurokawa (voice)

"Frankenweenie" , "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"  

... Caproni (voice)

"The King's Man" , "The Witches"  

... Hattori (voice)

"Wonder" , "Smurfs: The Lost Village"  

... Castorp (voice)

"Jack Reacher" , "Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin"  

... Satomi (voice)

"Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride" , "Shorts"  

... Kayo Horikoshi (voice)

"Rock Dog" , "Barry Munday"  

... Mrs. Kurokawa (voice)

"Duck Duck Goose" , "Untogether"  

... Sone (voice)

"Come to Daddy" , "9"  

Who's making The Wind Rises: Crew List

A look at the The Wind Rises behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Hayao Miyazaki last directed Lupin the 3rd The Castle of Cagliostro and Princess Mononoke 20th Anniversary. The film's writer Hayao Miyazaki last wrote Lupin the 3rd The Castle of Cagliostro and Princess Mononoke 20th Anniversary.

Production Company

Studio Ghibli

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Production: What we know about The Wind Rises?

Key Facts

  1. The English-language voice cast of The Wind Rises is directed by Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer who worked on Wreck-It Ralph and Brave. Rydstrom also directed the English-language versions of The Secret World of Arrietty and From Up on Poppy Hill.
  2. The title The Wind Rises comes from a novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, who took a line from Paul Valery's poem, "Le vent se Leve, il faut tenter de vivre" – The wind is rising. We must try to live.
  3. The Wind Rises was released in Japan in July 2013, topping the Japanese box office and the $100 million mark.
  4. The film will also open for Academy Award® qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the original film in Japanese with English subtitles.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2013: The film was in Completed status.

The Wind Rises Release Date: When was the film released?

The Wind Rises was released in 2014 on Friday, February 21, 2014 (Limited release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Pompeii, In Secret and Barefoot.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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