- OSCAR WINNER:
- Best Sound
Nominated for four Academy Awards, including "Best Picture," Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima tells the untold story of the Japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading American forces during World War II.
With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of Iwo Jima itself, the unprecedented tactics of General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) and his men transform what was predicted to be a swift defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat.
Their sacrifices, struggles, courage and compassion live on in the taut, gripping film Rolling Stone calls "unique and unforgettable." It is the powerful companion piece to Eastwood's equally compelling, Flags of Our Fathers.