Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

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Synopsis

Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, stay alive whatever happens, the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines where the Americans are about to land, his role will be to wage a guerilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender soon after, Onoda 10.000 days later

Genre: Adventure, Drama, War

Production Details

Director: Arthur Harari
Writers: Bernard Cendron, Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro
Cinematographer: Tom Harari
Editor: Laurent Senechal
Producer: Nicolas Anthome
Cast: Yuya Endo, Kanji Tsuda, Issey Ogata, Shinsuke Kato

Technical Details

Length: 2hr 53mins
Language: Japanese, Filipino
Certificate: 15
Format: DCP, Blu-ray

Release

  • Date: 15th April 2022

Festivals

  • Best Original Screenplay (César, 2022)
  • Best Screenplay + Grand Jury Award (Seville European Film Festival, 2021)
  • Best Foreign Film Festival (Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2021)
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