Letters from iwo jima. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of iwo jima from the japanese imperial army during world war ii. Letters from iwo jima zu dt. Letters from iwo jima.
For a movie that has had an amazing word of mouth letters from iwo jima surprisingly is not quite the punch that id thought it would be. Marines and the imperial army of japan in early 1945. The island of iwo jima stands between the american military force and the home islands of japan.
Special edition dbl dvd ws nominated for 4 academy awards including best picture clint eastwoods letters from iwo jima tells the untold story of the japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading american forces during world war ii. Letters from iwo jima iojima kara no tegami is a 2006 japanese american war film directed and co produced by clint eastwood starring ken watanabe and kazunari ninomiyathe film portrays the battle of iwo jima from the perspective of the japanese soldiers and is a companion piece to eastwoods flags of our fathers which depicts the same battle from the american. The battle of iwo jima 19 february 26 march 1945 was a major battle in which the us.
The american invasion designated operation detachment had the goal of capturing the. It lasted from 19 february 26 march 1945. That isnt to say letters was a bad movie just.
The battle of iwo jima was the american capture of the japanese island of iwo jima during the pacific campaign of world war iithe usa needed to capture iwo jima to be able to defeat japan. Iwo to io to sulfur island known in english as iwo jima i w o d i m e i w e listen help info is one of the japanese volcano islands and lies south of the bonin islandstogether with other islands they form the ogasawara archipelago. Thirty six days 21 000 japanese and 6 800 americans dead and the course of a world war and of global history changed.
Therefore the imperial japanese army is desperate to prevent it from falling into american hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of japan. Many films were made about it for example flags of our fathers and letters from iwo jima both directed by clint eastwood. Located 750 miles off the coast of japan the island of iwo jima had three.
Dieser film stellt ein pendant zu eastwoods kurz zuvor erschienenem film flags of our fathers dar in.