Director Kon Ichikawa's (AN ACTOR'S REVENGE, THE BURMESE HARP, TOKYO OLYMPIAD) incredible real-life tale of one man's epic journey across the Pacific Ocean is based on Kenichi Horie's best-selling book of the same name. A year previously, at only 23 years old, Horie took his basic sailboat (named 'The Mermaid') and set off from Nishinomiya in Japan, arriving in San Francisco, California 94 days later. Man's battle against nature is amongst the timeless themes of Ichikawa's beautifully shot, inspiring film. Renowned composer Toru Takemitsu provides the atmospheric score.
Original Japanese trailer, plus two teaser trailers, 24 page booklet featuring archival publicity stills and essay
Release Date: 23 February 2009
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 97 minutes
Production Year: 1963
Main Language: Japanese