Onoda – 10.000 nights in the jungle

Original Title:

Onoda – 10.000 nuits dans la jungle

Direction:

Arthur Harari

Vendor:

Le Pacte

Countries:

France/Japan/Germany/Belgium/Italy/Cambodia

Duration:

165′

Cast:

Yûya Endô, Kanji Tsuda, Yūya Matsuura, Tetsuya Chiba, Shinsuke Katō, Kai Inowaki, Issey Ogata, Taiga Nakano, Nobuhiro Suwa, Mutsuo Yoshioka, Tomomitsu Adachi, Kyusaku Shimada, Angeli Bayani, Jemuel Cedrick Satumba

Event: 74. Festival di Cannes
Section: Un Certain Regard – Official Competition – Film d’Ouverture

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.