Letters from Iwo Jima

TitleLetters from Iwo Jima
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsEastwood, Clint
Running Time141 min
Date Released2007/02/02
DistributorWarner Bros. Pictures
CountryUnited States; Japan
Publication Languagejapanese, eng

A companion to Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, this film presents the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective and illuminates the themes of honor, sacrifice, and nationalism. In preparation for an impending American invasion, soldiers build an elaborate system of tunnels and caves on Mount Suribachi. Already weak, sick, and disorganized by the time the Americans arrive, some soliders fight to the death, some chose to kill themselves, and some survive. 


Ken Watanabe

Kazunari Ninomiya

Tsuyoshi Ihara

Ryō Kase

Nakamura Shidō


Produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Lorenz

Screenplay by Iris Yamashita

Story by Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis

Based on Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Author), Tsuyuko Yoshida (Editor)

Music by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens

Cinematography Tom Stern

Edited by Joel Cox


Thriller, War

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