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Letters from Iwo Jima

Directed by Clint Eastwood
United States, 2006
Drama, War


The companion piece to the director’s prior Flags of Our Fathers depicts the epic World War II battle of Iwo Jima from a different perspective, through the eyes of the Japanese army.

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Letters from Iwo Jima Directed by Clint Eastwood

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2007 | Winner: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

2007 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Critics reviews

In essence, Eastwood is saying that the similarities between American and Japanese soldiers in 1944 are more important than the differences. This is a surprisingly liberal position for him to take, and in Letters it has the effect of turning the mainly unseen Americans into villains.
January 12, 2007
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