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Aegis (2005)

Bôkoku no îjisu (original title)
A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

Director:

Junji Sakamoto

Writers:

Harutoshi Fukui (novel), Yasuo Hasegawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Hisashi Sengoku
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Hirotaka Miyazu
Kôichi Satô ... Diasuke Atsumi
Kiichi Nakai ... Yong Fa
Ryô Katsuji ... Kou Kisaragi
Min-seo Chae Min-seo Chae ... Jon-hee
Eisaku Yoshida Eisaku Yoshida ... Isamu Takenaka
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Yudai Kazama
Isao Toyohara Isao Toyohara ... Takeshi Sugiura
Masanobu Andô ... Don-chol
Yoshio Harada ... Koichiro Kajimoto
Mieko Harada ... Yoshie Miyazu
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Kazuma Seto
Claude Maki Claude Maki ... Yoshiaki Munakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Storyline

A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 July 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,869,261
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cross Media See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Aegis makes us re-think what one's important thing is in his/her life
26 August 2005 | by nao_lamer_chan1005See all my reviews

This movie,"AEGIS" contrasts dynamic and static scene very well. In dynamic part we can see powerful Aegis ship figure, thrilling fighter F2 aircraft, and main actor, Sanada's enthusiastic movements. In static part, on the other hand, we can insight real human heart, Sengoku's (Sanada) strong will to defend his ship and crews. Miyaji's(Terao) stubborn will to revenge his own nation in order to requiem his sun's death. Kisaragi's (Katsuchi) breakthrough mission with several dangers. These characters are beautifully described with their real heart, willingness, and objectives. These static human descriptions are well harmonized with dynamic scene.

This movie questions us "Do you have something you want to protect in your life with the cost of your own life?" Further more, following questions can be derived from this movie. "What can you do if your country is facing some kind of danger" or "What is nation's ideology?"

Thus this movie makes us re-think how lucky we are in peaceful world right now. At the same time this movie seems suggesting that we should live with something fulfill, meaningful and valuable. This movie is not really appearing political objectives itself, I guess, but rather sincere human heart. I recommend this movie not only for those who love self-defense (particularly, warship, aircraft lovers) but also for those who love real human.


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