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Zerosen moyu (1984)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda

Writer:

Ryôzô Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daijiro Tsutsumi Daijiro Tsutsumi ... Shoichi Hamada
Jun Hashizume Jun Hashizume ... Kunio Mizushima
Yû Hayami Yû Hayami ... Shizuko Yoshikawa
Yûzô Kayama ... Manbei Shimokawa
Tetsurô Tanba ... Isoroku Yamamoto
Kin'ya Kitaôji Kin'ya Kitaôji ... Jiro Horikoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teruhiko Aoi Teruhiko Aoi ... Kofukuda
Yoshirô Aoki Yoshirô Aoki
Masaaki Daimon Masaaki Daimon ... Sone
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Ugaki
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama
Hiroko Maki Hiroko Maki
Yûki Meguro ... Miyano
Shinsuke Mikimoto Shinsuke Mikimoto
Yôko Minamida ... Ine Hamada
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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. Written by <Maikel.Lehr@t-online.de>

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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aka Zero Fighter
5 February 2004 | by alowe-1See all my reviews

I first came across this movie several years ago, with the English title of "Zero Fighter." My opinion is, all things considered, it is not a bad war movie. It is one of the first I've seen that tells the tale of WWII from the Japanese side. Of course the special effects were decidedly Japanese, spectacular and pretty obviously faked. Still, they worked to convey the story. I wish I could find this on video tape, but I'm not going to hold my breath.


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