Third Window Films Brings “Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle” to UK Cinemas from April 15th, 2022 and blu-ray on May 16, 2022

Third Window Films are set to release Arthur Harari’s award-winning war movie Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle in UK cinemas on April 15th.

This French-Japanese co-production is based on a true story of a group of Japanese soldiers led by Hiroo Onoda who terrorised the Philippines It opened the Un Certain Regard section of last year’s Cannes Film Festival and went on to win prestigious accolades like Best Original Screenplay at the 47th Cesar Awards and Best French Film at the 74th French Association of Film Critics.

This title looks really exciting, a proper war film that looks at combat from the unique point of view of that troubled and troubling figure and it is done via a French filmmaker who cites Golden Age directors like Kurosawa and Mizoguchi as influences. You can listen to the director talk about his film on the Third Window Films podcast.

Details on cinema screenings and the blu-ray release follow below:

Onoda – 10,000 Nights In The Jungle 

ONODA 一万夜を越えて   「ONODA ichi man yoru o koete」  Onoda - 10 000 Nights in the Jungle Film Poster

Release Date: July 21st 2021 (France)

Duration: 174 mins.

Director: Arthur Harari

Writer: Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro (Script)

Starring: Yuya Endo, Kanji Tsuda, Yuya Matsuura, Tetsuya Chiba, Shinsuke Kato, Issei Ogata,

Filmmaker’s Website    Japanese Website    IMDB

Synopsis from the Website: 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.

In UK Cinemas from April 15th
London: ICA Cinema – From April 15
London: Cine Lumiere – From April 15
London: Genesis Cinema – April 17
Sheffield: Showroom Cinema – From April 15
Newcastle: Tyneside Cinema – From April 15
Aberystwyth: Arts Centre – April 19 & 20
Derby: Quad Cinema – From April 22
Cardiff: Chapter Cinema – April 22, 25-28
Nottingham: Broadway – April 25-27
Coventry: Warwick Arts Centre – May 2-5
Inverness: Eden Court Theatre – May 3-5

Ireland Screenings
Dublin: Light House Cinema – April 10 (Japanese Film Festival Ireland)
Galway: Pálás Cinema – April 10 (Japanese Film Festival Ireland)
Dublin: Irish Film Institute – May 7-9

The blu-ray release follows on May 16, 2022 and includes the following extras:

• Interview with actor Kanji Tsuda
• Interview with director Arthur Harari, DOP Tom Harari and assistant director Benjamin Papin
• Trailer

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