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Bridge to the Sun (1961)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 23 February 1962 (Finland)
Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Gwen Terasaki
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Hidenari Terasaki
James Yagi ...
Hara
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Jiro (as Tetzuro Tamba)
Yôko Takahashi ...
(as Kyoko Takahashi)
Hiroshi Tomono ...
Ishi
Yoshiko Hiromura
Sean Garrison ...
Fred Tyson
Ruth Masters ...
Aunt Peggy
Lee Payant
Nori Elisabeth Hermann ...
Mako Terasaki
Emi Florence Hirsch ...
Mako Terasaki
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Their love was a bridge between two worlds! See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Puente al sol  »

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Although the story is set in the 1930's and 1940's, the characters' clothing and hairstyles are those of the late 1950's/early 1960's. See more »

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Features Camille (1936) See more »

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Autobiographical story of an American Woman who marries a Japanese diplomat before World War Two and is deported to Japan after Pearl Harbor.
13 November 1998 | by (Milwaukee, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the true story of Gwen Terasaki who married a Japanese diplomat before World War Two and then returned with him to Japan after Pearl Harbor. It tells the story of the war from an entirely new perspective, and is the first film to depict the racial nature of the Pacific war, and to depict the suffering of the common Japanese people.


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