Agenda Municipal / Movies Onoda: 10 000 Nights in the Jungle

Thu 22 Sep
Cineclube de Joane programme

Casa das Artes | Small Auditorium - 21h45

General admission: 4 euros | Organisation: Cineclube de Joane | Original title: Onoda, 10 000 Nuits dans la Jungle (Belgium/France/Cambodia/Italy/Germany/Japan, 2021) | Directed by: Arthur Harari | Cast: Yûya Endô, Kanji Tsuda, Yûya Matsuura, Tetsuya Chiba | Rating: M/16 | Running time: 165 min.

In 1944, Hiroo Onoda (1922-2014), an officer in the Imperial Japanese Army, was sent to the island of Lubang in the Philippines. His mission: to do everything possible, with his men, to hinder enemy attacks on the island. Obligatory: to stay alive. Forbidden: that he surrender. The promise: they would rescue him whatever the cost. Most of the Japanese troops have since died or been captured by American forces. Onoda and his men hid in the jungle and the group died out over the years. Onoda ended up alone in the mountains for 29 years, never knowing that the war was over and that the Emperor had surrendered. Directed by Arthur Harari ("Diamant Noir") and played by Yuya Endo, a war epic that was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for four César Awards.

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