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Hayao Miyazaki

Howls Moving Castle


When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Main Cast: Chieko Baisho, Tatsuya Gashûin, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa
  • Soundtrack: Joe Hisaishi
  • Cinematography: Atsushi Okui
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones

Original title in Japan is Hauru no ugoku shiro.

  • Cinema Premiere: June 17, 2005

What do the critics think?


5 reviews of Howls Moving Castle (2004)

  • 1. Spel och film
    9.2 / 10

    Do I need to say that I love the movie? I think everything is brilliant in it, the environments are completely magical, the depiction of the power struggle between wizards, witches and the nobility oppressing the people is strong. - André Svensson

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  • 2. Dubbningshemsidan
    8 / 10

    In summary, this is a different but very interesting movie - a little too messy for my taste, but definitely an experience and a movie worth watching more than once. - Daniel Hofverberg

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  • 3. Game Reactor
    8 / 10

    It probably feels a bit long-winded after all, and judging by the slightly contrived ending, one can almost sense that Mr. Miyazaki has a hint of a pounding Disney heart inside his vest despite everything. But only almost. - Anna Eklund

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  • 4. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.6 / 10

    More sorrowful than carefree - Jeanette Gentele

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  • 5. Moviezine
    4 / 10

    The surface is beautiful and full of charm, but the content is a bit sluggish and too convoluted for its own good. - Alexander Kardelo

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Howls Moving Castle has earned a total of 237 536 126 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).