Alone Across the Pacific

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Alone on the Pacific
Alone on the Pacific FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Produced by Ishihara
Akira Nakai (producer)
Written by Kenichi Horie (story and book)
Natto Wada (writer)
Starring Yujiro Ishihara
Cinematography Yoshihiro Yamazaki
Edited by Masanori Tsujii
Release date(s)
  • 27 October 1963 (1963-10-27)
Running time 97 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.[1]

The film is based on the book Alone on the Pacific (USA title) (Kodoku) and 1962 first solo voyage across the Pacific by Kenichi Horie.


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 2009-02-28. 

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