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Letters from Iwo Jima | Film Club

Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Fee: Free

About the Event

Seventy one years ago, the U.S. and Japanese armies clashed on Iwo Jima. A few decades later, several hundred letters were discovered in the lava soil of the island.

These letters suddenly give a face and a voice to the Japanese soldiers, who were diverted to Iwo Jima and realized that their chance of returning from the battlefield was slim.

Due to General Tadamichi Kuribayashi´s unprecedented tactics, the battle dragged on for forty days showing a heroic and resourceful defense of Japanese positions.

In English, with English subtitles, 134 min.

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