Letters from Iwo Jima

"The battle of Iwo Jima seen through the eyes of the Japanese soldiers."

Letters from Iwo Jima is a war film that shows one of the key battles of World War 2 through the perspective of the Japanese soldiers. In the beginning the island of Iwo Jima is predicted to be attacked by the United States and therefore the Japanese military is preparing for this attack. They prepare for the attack by digging ditches and assembling their weapons. Over the course of the film, many of the Japanese soldiers are writing letters to their loved ones telling them about their experiences of the war. During the film the Americans attack and a very grueling military battle takes place. Many soldiers are getting wounded and killed in the process. However the remaining soldiers show their courage and bravery by fighting to the bitter end while trying to survive. Unfortunately for the Japanese, they experience a dwindling supply of weapons and food and are therefore on the verge of a devastating defeat. The remaining soldiers continue to stand their ground, but unfortunately they lose the battle. In the end, the Japanese archaeologists shown as the beginning of the film find a number of letters that were buried by some soldiers which were about their experiences during the battle.

R
| 2006 | 2 hr 22 min | 7.9/10
Letters from Iwo Jima
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