Porco Rosso

World War I has ended, and peace reigns again. Aviators from around the world circle above the Adriatic Sea, keen to recapture the romanticism of flight lost during the war. Many have turned to air piracy, in amongst which a hero emerges: a man with a pig's head, known as Porco Rosso (once an Italian air force pilot called Marco Paggot). As mercenary law-enforcer of the skies and oceans, Porco Rosso protects cruise ships from the air pirates above them. When his actions are challenged by Curtis, an American who flies with the pirates, Porco Rosso is forced to defend his honour against this newcomer, which leads him to Fio, a feisty young engineer who rebuilds Porco's plane for the big dogfight. From its Mediterranean Sea settings to its dazzling aerial dogfights of amazing sweep and grace, "Porco Rosso" is an exhilirating ride from the animation genius behind "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away".

Year: 1992
Genre: Japanese Cinema, Anime, Animation, Film Festivals 2005, Studio Ghibli
Country: Japan
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Duration: 93 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Anime (Studio Ghibli)



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