French filmmaker Arthur Harari’s Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle will open Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard.
Shot in Japanese, the film tells the story of the soldier Hiroo Onoda that was sent to an island in the Philippines in 1944, to fight against the American offensive. As Japan surrenders, Onoda ignores it, trained to survive at all costs in the jungle, he keeps his war going. He will take 10 000 days to capitulate, refusing to believe the end of the Second World War.
The film stars Endō Yūya, Tsuda Kanji, Matsuura Yūya, Chiba Tetsuya, Katō Shinsuke, Inowaki Kai, and Ogata Issey.
Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle was written by Arthur Harari and Vincent Poymiro. It will screen in world premiere on Wednesday, July 7 to open Un Certain Regard and open in Feance on July 21, 2021.