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.
- 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".
- Porco Rosso: A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig.
Atom User Reviews
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.
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