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The Wind Rises

Synopsis

In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and...more

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The beauty of the flush rivet.

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83 out of 100 Metascore®

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The Wind Rises by marcstevens
Beautifully drawn. Narrative jumps around a little too much and I'd like to see the principal character age a bit over the 20 years to so the film covers....

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Dreams And Real-Life Collide by joyfulwoman2078
The Wind Rises follows the story of an open-hearted airplane designer named Jiro who is also grappling with the realities of the world outside of his...

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