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Alone Across the Pacific

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Alone Across the Pacific (太平洋ひとりぼっち, Taiheiyō Hitori-botchi) is a 1963 color (Eastmancolor) Japanese adventure film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Alone on the Pacific
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Film poster
Directed byKon Ichikawa
Produced byIshihara
Akira Nakai (producer)
Written byKenichi Horie (story and book)
Natto Wada (writer)
StarringYujiro Ishihara
CinematographyYoshihiro Yamazaki
Edited byMasanori Tsujii
Release date
  • 27 October 1963 (1963-10-27)
Running time
97 minutes

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.


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.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Alone on the Pacific". Retrieved 28 February 2009.

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