Letters from Iwo Jima
Source: Catholic News Service
Director Clint Eastwood's emotionally compelling companion to "Flags of Our Fathers," which dealt with the Battle of Iwo Jima through the eyes of American GIs, now from the Japanese perspective, illustrating our shared humanity and showing ignorance as a root of international conflict. The drama focuses on Japanese soldiers entrenched on the island including a young baker (Kazunari Ninomiya) who wants to see his new baby, a newcomer (Ryo Kase) who's looked upon with suspicion, and a former Olympic medalist (Tsuyoshi Ihara), all under the command of an honorable and patriotic lieutenant general (Ken Watanabe) as they prepare for the U.S. invasion and capture of Mount Suribachi. Several characters take their own lives, acts which though morally untenable by Christian standards must be taken in the context of traditional Japanese culture. Japanese with subtitles. Intense and graphic battlefield violence, several gruesome suicides and some crude expressions. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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