Alone Across the Pacific

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Alone on the Pacific
Alone Across the Pacific.jpg
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
  • 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), 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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