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Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky
Drama, Animation, Adventure | 1986 | PG. 2hr 4min
CAST: Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Kotoe Hatsui DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki SATURDAYS WITH STUDIO GHIBLI

This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.

Shown in Japanese with English subtitles.


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Reviews
...as buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds.
Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
A story of adventures, with brushstrokes of classic fables and elements of steampunk science fiction.
Luis Fernando Galvan, En Filme
One of Japanese writer-director Hayao Miyazaki's best films.
Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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