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Porco Rosso
Kurenai no Buta
(Kurenai no Buta)


Feature Film: 18 July 1992 / 93 minutes
Director, Screenplay, Original Story: Hayao Miyazaki
Based on Miyazaki's manga, Hikoutei Jidai


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Porco Rosso (the Japanese title Kurenai no Buta literally means "The Crimson Pig") was first planned as a 30-45 minutes in-flight movie on Japan Airlines. It's been described as "a movie which tired businessmen on international flights can enjoy even with their minds dulled due to lack of oxygen." As Miyazaki's imagination took off, it became a feature-length movie about an Italian Air Force pilot who left the service due to the rise of fascism. He became a bounty hunter, assuming the name "Porco Rosso."

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