“Letters from Iwo Jima” quotes(2006)
Plot – During the Second World War, on Iwo Hima island some American soldiers fight against the Japanese army entrusted to General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, a highly educated man who has studied in Canada and knows perfectly how to fight. He's a military strategy expert and wants to kill at least ten Americans. Saigo, a former baker, wants to survive to come back home and meet his newborn child; Baron Nishi, a riding Olympic champion, is famous around the world for his skills; Shimuzu, an idealistic and confident police rookie collides with war's harsh and cruel reality; Lt. Ito believes deeply in his mission and prefers killing himself rather than being captured. Japaneses and Americans fight for 40 days: as the Japaneses are defeated, they are aware they won't return home.
All actors – Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shidô Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki, Nae, Nobumasa Sakagami, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Sonny Saito, Steve Santa Sekiyoshi, Hiro Abe, Toshiya Agata, Yoshi Ishii, Toshi Toda, Ken Kensei, Ikuma Ando, Akiko Shima, Masashi Nagadoi, Mark Moses, Roxanne Hart, Yoshio Iizuka, Mitsu, Takuji Kuramoto, Koji Wada, Yoshi Tomo Kaneda, Shoji Hattori, Mark Tadashi Takahashi, Mitsuyuki Oishi, Evan Ellingson, Kazuyuki Morosawa, Masayuki Yonezawa, Hiroshi Tom Tanaka, Mathew Botuchis, Yukari Black, Daisuke Nagashima, Kirk Enochs, Ryan Kelley, Jonathan Oliver Sessler, Michael Lawson, Taishi Mizuno, Daisuke Tsuji, Yoshi Ando, Yutaka Takeuchi, Tsuguo Mizuno, Mark Ofuji, Hallock Beals, Ryan Carnes, Jeremy Glazer, Ryoya Katsuyama, Masashi Odate, London Kim, Dick 'Skip' Evans, Wanliss E. Armstrong, Rio Ahnshow all
“Letters from Iwo Jima” Quotes 16 quotes
“We soldiers dig. We dig all day. This is the hole that we will fight and die in. Am I digging my own grave?”
“- Lieutenant Okubo: Shall I finish him off?
- Baron Nishi: No. Treat him.
- Lieutenant Okubo: But, sir...
- Baron Nishi: Okubo, you would expect the same, wouldn't you? Endo, treat him.”
“- General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: You are quite a soldier.
- Saigo: No, just a simple baker.”
“For our homeland. Until the very last man. Our duty is to stop the enemy right here. Do not expect to return home alive.”
“There is no use for a dead soldier.”
“The whole war may be futile. But would you give up then?”
“A good officer uses his head, not his whip.”
“We can die here, or we can continue fighting. Which would better serve the emperor?”
“Everything happens in threes.”
“The United States is the last country in the world that Japan should fight.”
“I don't know anything about the enemy. I thought all Americans were cowards. I was taught they were savages.”
“Let this be a lesson to anyone else who wants to surrender.”
“If our children can live safely for one more day it would be worth the one more day that we defend this island.”
“Always do what's right because it's right.”