In Early 1930’s era Italy, air pirates, bounty hunters and high flyers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso, a man cursed with the head of a pig after watching the spirits of the pilots killed in the last air battle he fought in rise to the heavens. He now makes a living taking jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco’s rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. –IMDb
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to introduce the films to the rest of the world will let more people appreciate the high-quality works he has given the movie-going public.
Hayao Miyazaki was born in Tôkyô on January 5, 1941. He started his career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga studio, and was subsequently involved in many early classics of Japanese animation. From the beginning, he commanded attention with his incredible drawing ability and the seemingly endless stream of movie ideas he proposed.
In 1971, he moved to the A Pro studio with Isao Takahata, then to Nippon Animation in 1973, where he was heavily involved in the World Masterpiece Theater TV animation series for the next five years. In 1978, he directed… read more
Bellissimo cartone di Miyazaki, che unisce al solito stile fuori parametro una metafora politica fortissima. Tantissime le scene da ricordare (il "paradiso" degli aerei è stupendo, così come la scena al cinema). Triste, malinconico, e con una frase principe che da sola vale il film: "MEGLIO ESSERE UN MAIALE CHE ESSERE UN FASCISTA!"
It's silly and brilliant and wonderful. It has that epic feeling that Ghibli films tend to have. I can't deny it's one of my favourites.
"I'd much rather be a pig than a fascist." This has always been one of my favorite Miyazaki movies. I love how it takes place in a magical realist version of 1920s Europe. It's so classy and romantic, and thrilling!
He's been threatening to retire for years, but even at 70, Hayao Miyazaki can't seem to slow down. While he carries on developing films for