WriterKenichi Horie, Natto Wada Release date27 October 1963 (1963-10-27) Music directorToru Takemitsu, Yasushi Akutagawa CastYûjirô Ishihara (The Youth), Masayuki Mori (Youth's Father), Kinuyo Tanaka (Youth's Mother), Ruriko Asaoka (Youth's Sister), Hajime Hana (Youth's Friend) Similar moviesRelated Kon Ichikawa movies
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Alone Across the Pacific(太平洋ひとりぼっち,Taiheiyo hitori-botchi) is a 1963 color (Eastmancolor) Japanese adventure film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is based on the book Alone on the Pacific (USA title) (Kodoku), Kenichi Horie's account of his 1962 solo voyage across the Pacific, which was the first successful Transpacific solo voyage.
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Yujiro Ishihara is a young yachtsman who impulsively decides to sail across the pacific to San Francisco. On the way he encounters a ship with American passengers. He talks to them in broken English and realises that he does not have a passport. On landing in San Francisco, he receives a hero's welcome, but is scolded by the Japanese consulate.