Onoda

a film by Arthur Harari


Coproduction To Be Continued (France), Ascent Film (Italy), Chipangu (Japan), Frakas Productions (Belgium), Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), Anti-Archive (Cambodia)
165' / Fiction / 2021
With Endo Yuya, Tsuda Kanji, Matsuura Yuya, Chiba Tetsuya, Kato Shinsuke, Inowaki Kai, Ogata Issey, Nakano Taïga, Suwa Nobuhiro, Yoshioka Mutsuo, Adachi Tomomitsu, Shimada Kyusaku, Bayani Angeli, Satumba Jemuel Cedrick

Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line : no suicide, no giving up, 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 guerrilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender a year later, Onoda 10,000 days later.

GRAND JURY PRIZE - SEVILLA IFF 2021
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD - SEVILLA IFF 2021
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FICTION - SAO PAULO IFF 2021

PARTNERS: RAI Cinema, The Asahi Shimbun, Lotus BLAM, HAKO, Takimoto & Associates, Eurimages, Programme Creative Europe - MEDIA de l’Union Européenne, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, MIC, Film Und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre du cinéma et de L’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius, la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, l’aide à l’écriture de Ciclic - Région Centre-Val de Loire, l’aide à l’écriture de la région Normandie en partenariat avec le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée et en association avec Normandie Images, Procirep-Angoa
THEATRE: National release on July 21st 2021 (Le Pacte)
TV: Arte, Canal +, Cine +, Canal + international, Proximus, Rai
WORLD SALES : Le Pacte
FESTIVALS : Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2021 - Opening Film Un Certain Regard, Karlovy Vary FF, Toronto IFF, Haifa IFF, Busan IFF, Warsow IFF, Ulaanbataar IFF, Sao Paulo IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Sevilla IFF, Lisbon & Sintra FF, IFFI Goa, Arava Desert IFF, Colcoa French Film Festival, Cinemania,  Cinemas City Club and Cinemas of Grütli festival, Panorama of the European Film of Cairo, Singapore IFF, QCinema International Film Festival Quezon City (Philippines)