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3,600 Ratings

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Kaze no tani no Naushika

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Japan, 1984
Animation

Synopsis

After an apocalyptic war, a young pacifist princess tries to find a way for humans to coexist with the toxic jungle created by it and prevent further destruction of their already dying world.

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Critics reviews

The action sequences are as suspenseful as any in the director’s career; the most impressive scenes, though, may be the slower ones, which consider how humanity might evolve after driving itself to near extinction. Miyazaki communicates a rather grown-up sense of ambivalence, expressing cynicism toward war and environmental devastation while taking a humane view of all the characters.
July 26, 2013
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Joe Hisaishi’s score is a marvel; an oscillating mix of nostalgia-inducing synthesizers and his typical swelling orchestral compositions. NAUSICAÄ remains one of Miyazaki’s most arresting and under-appreciated masterpieces.
June 08, 2012
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