Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Hayao Miyazaki (1992)

93min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki indulges his love for aviation with this visually impressive anime adventure. Evoking the style and atmosphere of a 1930s Hollywood drama, it charts the exploits of a former First World War pilot who's been turned into an anthropomorphic pig by a mysterious curse. Now scratching a living as a bounty hunter who safeguards Adriatic ships, the world-weary Porco incurs the wrath of a pirate gang who conspire to get rid of him. Miyazaki's animation is rich and imaginative with a vibrancy that will delight young and old alike. However the adult-orientated storyline isn't quite as accomplished, feeling flimsy, underdeveloped and short on the film-maker's customary charm.

Summary

A 1930s flying ace cursed with the head of a pig scrapes a living protecting ships in the Adriatic from airborne bandits. However, his daring deeds look set to come to an abrupt end when a deadly rival attempts to ground the plucky porker - permanently. Hayao Miyazaki's animated adventure, with the voices of Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes and Kimberly Williams.

Cast & Crew

Director Hayao Miyazaki

Other Information

Language: Japanese +subtitlesColourGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: DVD
Drama