Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the testpilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero. The movie is told in reverse from the point of one of the young men who dossn't qualify for the pilot traning and instead joins the ground crew. It chronicles the entire history of the famous fighter from the first prototype test flights all through the war.
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The german version only runs 100m. It was cut by the distributor to emphasize more action. Mainly missing is the backstory about Hamada's last visit to his parents before going off to being stationed with the Kamikazesquadron and the triangle love story that disrupts his friendship to the mechanic. See more