January 12, 2007
Genre(s): Action, Drama, War
As the Japanese troops dig trenches to stop the oncoming Americans at Iwo Jima, Private Saigo is severely reprimanded for suggesting that defense against the Allies is pointless. However, he finds that the garrison's commanding officer General Kuribayashi agrees with him, and believes the only chance to hold Iwo Jima lies in excavating tunnels deep into the island. As the battle begins, Saigo struggles to stay alive as he deals with the overwhelming numbers of American Marines, the weak Japanese defenses and his incompetent superior officers.