10 000 Nights in the Jungle

a film  by Arthur Harari

Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy that’s 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 guerilla war until the return of the Japanese troops.


The Empire will surrender a year later; Onoda, 10,000 days later.


  • Feature narrative
  • Written by Arthur Harari et Vincent Poymiro
  • Directed by Arthur Harari
  • A Bathysphère/To Be Continued Production
  • Coproduced with Pandora (Germany), Frakas (Belgium), Anti Archive (Cambodia) & Ascent (Italy)
  • With the support of CNC – Cinémas du monde, Canal +, Arte
  • Sales agent/Distribution: Le Pacte

Festival de Cannes  Official Selection 2021 – Un Certain Regard  Opening film

Louis Delluc award 2021

Best original screenplay @ french academy awards 2022