Seven Nights in Japan

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Seven Nights in Japan
"Seven Nights in Japan".jpg
Original British Quad poster
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Produced by Lewis Gilbert
Written by Christopher Wood
Starring Michael York
Hidemi Aoki
Peter Jones
Charles Gray
Music by David Hentschel
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Edited by John Glen
Distributed by EMI (UK)
Paramount Pictures (USA)
Running time
104 mins.
Country France
Language English

Seven Nights in Japan is a 1976 Anglo-French drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael York, Charles Gray, and Hidemi Aoki.


The film is about seven days in the life of Prince George, who is travelling in Japan for the first time. While there he meets and falls for a local girl, Sumi, who is a bus tour guide. Then problems happen as he is hunted by an unknown person who wants him dead.



The film was based on the life of Prince Charles.[1]

"There are echos of Roman Holiday," said York.[2]


According to York, the film was a big success in Burma, leading to York being mobbe when he visited.[3]


  1. ^ MOVIE CALL SHEET: Michael York Heads for Future CALL SHEET Murphy, Mary. Los Angeles Times 30 Aug 1975: b6.
  2. ^ Rising son WHYMANT, ROBERT. The Guardian 29 Nov 1975: 11.
  3. ^ MICHAEL YORK Tired of playing 'sensitive young men,' he's off to Broadway and Bent Godfrey, Stephen. The Globe and Mail10 May 1980: E.1.

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