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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Hideaki Anno (voice)
Miori Takimoto (voice)
Hidetoshi Nishijima (voice)
Masahiko Nishimura (voice)
Stephen Alpert (voice)
Directors
Hayao Miyazaki
Screenwriters
Hayao Miyazaki
Running Time
127 minutes

The Wind Rises
Hayao Miyazaki’s long goodbye


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The Wind Rises

Plot
A highly fictionalised biography of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Anno), who joined Mitsubishi in 1927 and went on to design the A6M1 fighter plane, better known during World War II as the Zero.


Verdict
While Miyazaki’s two-hour-long, historical-melodrama swansong is destined to be his most divisive film yet, it is also his most adult and interesting, and never less than visually breathtaking throughout.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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