Theatrical release: ‘Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle’

By   |  Apr 8, 2022

Third Window Films are bringing the 2021 Japanese war drama ‘Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle’ (ONODA 一万夜を越えて) to selected UK and Irish cinemas from April 15, 2022.

Co-written and directed by Arthur Harari, the film follows a Japanese soldier at the end of World War II who retreats into the jungles of the Philippines to continue the war himself for another 10,000 days. The cast includes Yuya Endo, Kanji Tsuda, Yuya Matsuura, Tetsuya Chiba, Shinsuke Kato, and Kai Inowaki.

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, but for Onoda and his men, the war will go on for 10,000 more days.

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