ONODA: 10.000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE
Writen by Bernard Cendron, Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro / Potography Tom Harari / Editing Laurent Sénéchal / Starring Kazumi Arai, Soone Hoang, Rioko Kambayashi / Produced by Nicolas Anthomé
Belgium/Cambodia/France/Germany/Italy/Japan, 2021 – 167’
V.O. sub. ITA
in collaboration with Institut français
Cinema De Seta
Japan 1944. The twenty-two-year-old Hiroo Onoda is an intelligence officer and is sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines, where Americans are about to land. His mission is to organise and guide the local guerrilla until the Japanese troops are back. However, while the Empire surrenders a little while after, Onoda, hidden in the jungle, will accomplish his mission whatever it takes.
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Born in 1981 in Paris, Arthur Harari is a French actor and screenwriter.
He is the author of three short films and a medium-length one filmed between 2005 and 2013 and he directed his first feature film, Diamant noir, in 2015. His second feature film ‘Onoda: 10.000 Nights in the Jungle’, in competition in the Perspectives section of the Efebo d’Oro Award, has been selected at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and this year it won the César Award for Best Original Screenplay.