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13/01/2022 – Arthur Harari’s film is crowned best French film of the year 2021. Towards the battle by Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux is crowned on the side of the first films

Onoda d’Arthur Harari

Awarded by a jury of critics and personalities from the 7e art under the chairmanship of Gilles Jacob, the very prestigious Louis-Delluc prize distinguishing the best French film of the year 2021 was awarded to Onoda – 10,000 nights in the jungle [+lire aussi :
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d’Arthur Harari.

Unveiled at the opening of the Un Certain Regard section at 74e Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker’s second feature after Black Diamond [+lire aussi :
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interview : Arthur Harari
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(2016) was shot entirely in Asia and in Japanese. An international co-production (including France, Germany, Belgium and Italy), the film whose screenplay was written by Arthur Harari and Vincent Poymiro retraces the destiny of Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda who goes to the island of Lubang (in the Philippines) to fight the American offensive in 1945. Japan capitulates, but Onoda ignores it. Trained to survive at all costs in the jungle and blindly refusing to believe that the Second World War was over, he continued his war for 10,000 days… Produced on behalf of Nicolas Anthomé (Producer on the Move 2018 de l’European Film Promotion – lire l’interview) for bathysphere, Onoda – 10,000 nights in the jungle was distributed in French theaters by The pact who also manages international sales.

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The Louis-Delluc prize for the best first film also distinguished a work unfolding on another continent and in time: Towards the battle [+lire aussi :
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dAurelien Vernhes-Lermusiaux. The plot plunges into the heart of the wild Mexico of the 1860s in the wake of a Parisian photographer authorized to cover the war waged there by French troops. Produced by Julien Neau for Noodles Production and co-produced by the Colombians of Imaginaria Cine, Towards the battle (which was distributed in France by Rezo Movies) is sold internationally by Be for Films.

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