Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Hiroshi Watanabe
Synopsis: A film made as a companion piece to Flags of our Fathers, this tells the story of the battle for Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. It depicts a battle they were destined to lose, denied the arms and men required to mount a reasonable defense. As with Flags, it also depicts these men not as monsters or as heroes, but as men with loved ones that fight for their country, but that also hope to see home again one day.