Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) Netflix UK

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

In the distant future, a thousand years after an apocalyptic war, the Earth appears covered in forests infested with poisonous mushrooms and giant insects. Men have been decimated. The survivors live in some isolated villages and barely survive in the vicinity of a forest polluted with toxic gases and giant mutant insects, which covers much of the Earth. Nausicaä is the princess of the Valley of the Wind, a tiny kingdom, surrounded by more powerful and hostile kingdoms. She is a warrior who knows how to pilot ships, but she is also compassionate, so much so that she resists seeing insects as enemies, especially Ohms, giant and fearsome arthropods for whom she feels a strange sympathy. The crisis erupts when the neighboring kingdom of Tolmekia, led by Princess Kushana, invades the Valley of the Wind.

Actors: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Runtime: 117 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Anime, Fantasy, Animation, Science fiction

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating 8.0 /10

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