Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta)

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Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this tale about a former World War I flying ace who is also a pig. Slouching toward middle age, Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his bright red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic. When he's not engaging in dogfights, this porcine pilot lives on a deserted island retreat. Porco Rosso was once a strapping young man, but after his entire squadron was wiped out, he was mysteriously transformed into a pig. Rosso is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits. With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hangar near Milan run by an aging mechanic named Piccolo, and his spunky granddaughter Fio. Initially skeptical of her mechanical prowess, Rosso is amazed when she and a legion of local women fix his plane. Soon, Porco Rosso is ready to battle his rival.~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide


  • Shûichirô Moriyama
  • Tokiko Katô
  • Bunshi Katsura Vi
  • Tsunehiko Kamijô
  • Akemi Okamura
  • Akio Ôtsuka
  • Hiroko Seki
  • Reizô Nomoto
  • Osamu Saka
  • Yû Shimaka

Did You Know?


  • Director Trademark: [flying] Much of the movie's action involves planes and flying.
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  • There are spelling mistakes in all three Italian texts that appear in the movie: first newspaper "mamma aito" instead of "mamma aiuto" and "L'bambie" instead of "Le bambine", second newspaper "vivo a morto" instead of "vivo o morto", third sign in Piccolo's office "non si fo credito" instead of "non si fa credito".
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    • Porco Rosso: A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig.
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It's in this view of the military life, and competition in general, that Porco Rosso reveals itself to be one of Miyazaki’s most personal works.

Metacritic review by Chris Cabin
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine