Plot Summary: Letters From Iwo Jima is a recreation of the events that transpired during the American invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II, as told from the Japanese perspective. In February of 1945, some 22,000 Japanese troops defended the island against the overwhelming American forces that outnumbered them nearly five to one. Like a memoir, the film will follow the personal stories of two close friends serving in the Japanese army as they fight for survival throughout the battles and are forced to watch helplessly as their closest comrades succumb to unavoidable deaths. The story will also revolve around real-life Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe), who continued to defend the island with his forces even as the fighting drew close to its inevitable conclusion.
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December 20th, 2006 (limited)
May 22nd, 2007 (DVD)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura
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Rated R for graphic war violence