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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, dir. Arthur Harari, France / Italy / Japan / Belgium / Germany / Cambodia 2021, 167 min., Japanese with English subtitles, 15

Arthur Harari (Dark Diamond) tells one of the most extraordinary stories of the Second World War: the true tale of a Japanese soldier who – through stubbornness, pride and patriotism – refused to surrender for nearly 30 years after the fighting had stopped. 

Japan, 1944, and the dying days of the war. A 22-year-old Japanese soldier named Hiroo Onoda (Yûya Endô) is sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines, and ordered to fight back against an expected Allied invasion. The young man trains a handful of soldiers on the twin principles of no suicide, no surrender – and so when the Japanese wave the white flag, Onoda keeps fighting from his jungle base… for three decades. Harari retells this strange tale in slow-burning but gripping fashion, aided by a compelling central performance.
03:15 pm
Fri, 15 Apr 2022
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01:00 pm
Sat, 16 Apr 2022
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05:00 pm
Sun, 17 Apr 2022
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02:30 pm
Tue, 19 Apr 2022
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03:00 pm
Wed, 20 Apr 2022
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Thu, 21 Apr 2022
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