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Alone on the Pacific

  • Film
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Time Out says

Shot with Ichikawa's characteristically picturesque feel for the wide expanses of the 'Scope screen, this account of a yachtsman's solo trans-Pacific expedition - based on the real-life 94-day trip from Osaka to San Francisco undertaken by Kenichi Horie in 1962 - alleviates the potential tedium of its story by means of flashback inserts recalling the sailor's conflicts with a stern and dissaproving family. Storms, sharks and solitude imperil his voyage, but the real drama is psychological and spiritual: the film is ultimately a celebration of Horie's determination to free himself from a society devoted to conformism and the negation of the needs of the individual.
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Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kon Ichikawa
  • Screenwriter:Natto Wada
  • Cast:
    • Yujiro Ishihara
    • Kinuyo Tanaka
    • Masayuki Mori
    • Ruriko Asaoko
    • Ruriko Asaoka
    • Hajime Hana
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