Onoda – 10.000 nights in the jungle

Original Title:

Onoda – 10.000 nuits dans la jungle


Arthur Harari


Le Pacte






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.