In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by
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Originally planned as a comical in-flight short film. Due to the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars, Studio Ghibli developed the film into a feature length movie with a serious tone, while retaining the humor of the manga it was based on. See more
(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. See more
Take her back to Civilisation.
Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more
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Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno See more