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Saturday Cinema: Alone On the Pacific


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A Japanese film with English sub-titles
Starring Yujiro Ishihara

This delightful film is based on the logbook of a young Japanese who sailed single-handed from Osaka to San Francisco.
Richard Roud, film critic of The Guardian, mentioned Kon Ichikawa's remarkable film as being among the best of 1967's crop. Despite its theme - that of a lonely sailor - the movie is far from being monotonous, and is full of warm, humorous touches, notably a scene when the solitary lad discovers that to sit down and have a good cry does him a power of good!
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Screenplay: Natto Wada
Based on the logbook by: Kenichi Horie
Producer: Akira Nakai
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Kenichi Horie: Yujiro Ishihara
His Father: Masayuki Mori
His Mother: Kinuyo Tanaka
His Sister: Ruriko Asaoka
His Friend: Hajime Hana

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Saturday Cinema: Alone On the Pacific

BBC Two England, 1 March 1969 15.00

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