Ken Watanabe Kazunari Ninomiya Shido Nakamura Tsuyoshi Ihara Ryo Kase Yuki Matsuzaki Hiroshi Watanabe Takumi Bando Nobumasa Sakagami Takashi Yamaguchi Nae Yuuki Nori Bunasawa Arnold Chun Willis Chung Gelbert Coloma James D. Dever Michael Didriksson Evan Ellingson Lucas Elliott Nicholas Garren Jeremy Glazer Yoshio Iizuka Eiji Inoue Morosawa Kazu London Kim Michael Lawson Mitsu Jonas Neal Sonny Saito Jonathan Oliver Sessler Brian Takahashi Dennis Y. Takeda Mike Thai Chris Turner
Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them, Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat.