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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
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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 »

Quotes

Gwen Terasaki: Well, go on say it: I was a shameless hussy and I disgraced your household. Well I am not going to crawl on my knees to you just because I made a little social error.
Hidenari Terasaki: Social error? Forgetting your place as wife of my household? Insulting a guest?
Gwen Terasaki: Who insulted whom, I'd like to know. What are you getting so worked up for anyhow? You didn't agree with him either.
Hidenari Terasaki: That is my privilege as a man, not yours. You were rude and humiliating. Acting thus may be permissible in the State of Tennessee...
Gwen Terasaki: ...
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[prologue] This film is based on actual events in the life of Gwen Terasaki, as told in her autobiography. See more »

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A different view of WW2
31 January 2002 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

Bridge to the Sun is a wonderful love story but it is also much more than just a love story. This film shows a unique and different perspective of World War 2 without doing a disservice to the American Servicemen who gave up their lives. It is one of the most unknown stories of WW2 and one worthy of viewing and reading (the book) If you can find it watch it.


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