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Director: Kayo Hatta     Starring: Tamlyn Tomita Youki Kudoh
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Format: DVD
Sku: 223269264
UPC: 031398138914
UPC 14: 00031398138914
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Picture at Sundance, this period romance follows the saga of a young Japanese girl who becomes a "picture bride" for a Hawaiian sugarcane worker following her parents' deaths. Arriving in Hawaii to discover her fiance has deceived her with an old photo, she nonetheless fulfills her duty, eventually admitting her own deception and learning to accept her life. Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Japanese, Dolby Digital (5.1)
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/20/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 95 minutes
Video UPC UPC: 00031398138914
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Akira Takayama
Video Cast Info Yoko Sugi
Video Cast Info Tamlyn Tomita
Video Cast Info Youki Kudoh
Video Cast Info ToshirĂ´ Mifune
Video Cast Info Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Video Cast Info Kayo Hatta - Director
Plot Summary
After 16-year-old Riyo travels all the way from Japan to a Hawaiian sugarcane plantation for an arranged marriage, she is shocked to discover that Matsuji, her husband-to-be, is 43 years old. With not a penny to her name, Riyo has no choice but to wed Matsuji, but she refuses to sleep with him and dedicates herself to working hard in the fields so she can earn enough to return to Japan. Meanwhile, Matsuji clumsily but tenderly attempts to win Riyo's affections. | Just as Riyo begins to respond to her husband's flirtations, bigger, less personal problems arise. The long-standing racial and ethnic tensions between the white landowners and the Asian plantation workers break out into open warfare, causing poverty, despair and death.

Professional Reviews

Premiere
"...Imbued with a magical realism..." 05/01/1995 p.22

Entertainment Weekly
"A lyrical, elegantly composed drama..." -- Rating: B 06/09/1995 p.37

New York Times
"...Gentle and pretty....The setting has a natural beauty that suffuses PICTURE BRIDE with a serene, soothing air..." 04/28/1995 p.C16

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Suffused with a certain serenity..." 05/19/1995 p.35

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